Quick Facts of Nancy Jane Kulp

  • Full NameNancy Jane Kulp
  • Date of Birth1928 /08 /28
  • NicknameSlim
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplaceHarrisburg, PA
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionCharacter Actress
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Active Year1951–1989
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseCharles M. Dacus (m. 1951; div. 1961)
  • Height5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
  • Body MeasurementSlim
  • EducationFlorida State University (BA) University of Miami
  • HoroscopeVirgo

Nancy Kulp was an American actress, best known for her role as Miss Jane Hathaway on the CBS television series, The Beverly Hillbillies. She is also famous for her appearance on the television sitcom, Sanford and Son as May Hopkins. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for her outstanding performance.

Kulp died as a divorced woman. She had the best memories with her ex-husband. So, does she share any children with her spouse? Let’s take a glimpse of Kulp’s career as well as her personal life.

Who is Nancy Jane Kulp? Her Bio & Wiki

Nancy Kulp was born as Nancy Jane Kulp on 28th August 1921, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Moreover, Nancy is an American by her nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She was raised by her mother, Marjorie C., a school teacher, and her father, Robert Tilden Kulp, a traveling salesman.

Nancy Kulp Childhood
Childhood of Nancy Kulp.                                                                            Source: Pinterest

Kulp graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1943. Moreover, she continued her studies for a master’s degree in English and French at the University of Miami.

During World War II, Kulp left the University of Miami to join the women’s branch of the United States Naval Reserve in 1944. Later, she obtained the rank of lieutenant and received several honors while serving in the American Campaign Medal. Then, she was honorably discharged from the Reserve in 1946.

Nancy Kulp’s Professional Life

Nancy Kulp began her career from the romantic comedy movie, The Model and the Marriage Broker where she acted as Hazel Gingras in 1951. She also featured in many films including The Marrying Kind, Steel Town, and many others. Later, she portrayed her last role in the adventure movie, The Aristocats.

Kulp made her guest appearance in the American anthology television series, Lux Video Theatre as Daisy in 1954. She also appeared as Pamela Livingston on The Bob Cummings Show from 1955 to 1959. Furthermore, she starred in the crime drama series, CHiPs with Larry Wilcox and Clarence Gilyard in 1979.

How much is Nancy Kulp’s Salary & Net Worth?

Nancy Kulp had a net worth of $1 Million as of 2019. Having an impressive wealth, she also received a bunch of fortune from her other works, which include advertisements, cameo appearances, etc. Likewise, she earned a salary between $500 to $800 Thousand annually.

Kulp has worked with a famous actor, Ruth Buzzi in the American sitcom, The Beverly Hillbillies. In Bailey’s role, he obsessed with money, and to keep the Clampetts’ $96,000,000. In 1969, Buzzi had $655,883,848 in his Commerce Bank.

Check out the trailer of The Aristocats.

Kulp’s movie, The Aristocats grossed a worldwide lifetime collection of $191 Million against the production budget of $4 Million. By the end of its initial theatrical run, the movie earned $11 million domestically and $17 Million in foreign countries.

The Aristocats was re-released to theaters on December 19, 1980, where it garnered an additional $18 Million and again on April 10, 1987, where it’s collected $17 Million. The movie also had a lifetime gross of $55.7 Million in the United States and Canada.

Kulp lived a luxurious life earning a hefty sum from her profession. Other than that, there is no information about Kulp’s house, cars, and expensive things.

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Who is Nancy Kulp’s Husband? Her Marriage & Children

Nancy Kulp tied the knot with Charles Malcolm Dacus on 1st April 1951, in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in the presence of their close friends and families. Kulp was very private when it comes to her personal life. So, there is no information on how and when the couple met. There were some rumors about her husband Dacus who was supposed to be gay.

After sharing ten years of marital relationship, the couple eventually divorced. However, the exact reason for their divorce is still a mystery. Furthermore, they didn’t share any children from their marital life. After divorce, Nancy never married and she spends the rest of her life single.

Nancy Kulp
Photo of Nancy Kulp.                                                      Source: Pinterest

Besides, there were no extramarital relationship affairs of Kulp.  Also, she hadn’t faced any controversies and rumors regarding her personal life and career. Neither did anything wrong that someone would raise a finger on her character.

Nancy Kulp’s Death

Nancy Kulp was diagnosed with cancer, for which she received chemotherapy in 1990. She was at the last stage of cancer. At the age of 69, she died on February 3, 1991, in Palm Desert, California. Furthermore, her remains are interred at Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. Hopefully, we pray for her soul to stay rest in peace.