Vale: Nan Martin

US actress Nan Martin, who played Mrs. Louder on The Drew Carey Show, has died from complications from emphysema, aged 82.

Martin also appeared on such shows as The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nip/Tuck, The Practice, ER, Chicago Hope, Suddenly Susan and The Golden Girls.

But she had a prolific stage career that spanned more than a half-century that saw her earn a Tony nomination.

She also appeared in feature films “Toys in the Attic” (with Dean Martin), 1968’s “For the Love of Ivy” (with Sidney Poitier), 1975’s “The Other Side of the Mountain,” 1983’s “Doctor Detroit” and 1987’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors,” in which she played Freddy Krueger’s mother.

Source: Hollywood Reporter


  1. She was brilliant as Mrs Louder in The Drew Carey Show (one of my all time favourite shows). I also remember her role in the movie Shallow Hal as the nurse at the hospital that Gwyneth Paltrow’s character Rosemary volunteered at.

  2. Gee I thought she was around 80 when she was in The Drew Carey Show and that would’ve been 10-15 years ago
    She was good in that show

  3. Wow there have been a lot of deaths recently, especially in the tv world of the United States. I most remember Nan Martin from her Golden Girls guest star as the cranky neighbour who prevents a gorgeous tree from staying alive, and Rose (Betty White) berates her in an uncharacteristic display of fire in the belly. She tells her to drop dead – and she does! Ms Martin was a great meanie!

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