Oscar nominee Nina Foch has died in Los Angeles. She was 84.
The actress fell ill while teaching at the University of Southern California on Thursday (04Dec08). She died the following day of complications from a long-term blood disorder.
Foch had been a teacher at USC for 40 years.
Born in Holland in 1924, she started out as a B-movie star in films like My Name Is Julia Ross in the mid-1940s and became a favourite in film noir movies like Human Desire and The Dark Past.
Foch also appeared in classics A Song to Remember, An American in Paris, The Ten Commandments and An Executive Suite, for which she was Oscar nominated as a Best Supporting Actress.
She also earned an Emmy Award nod in 1980 for her work on an episode of Lou Grant.