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Who is Nita Talbot?

American retired actress Nita Talbot was born as Anita Sokol in New York City, USA on 8 August 1930, making her zodiac sign Leo. She appeared in 152 movies and TV series prior to retiring in 1997, and is perhaps still best known for her playing of Marya in the hit war comedy series “Hogan’s Heroes”, created by Bernard Fein and Albert S. Ruddy, and which starred Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer and John Banner. It follows a group of prisoners at a German World War II camp as they’re sabotaging their warders; the series aired from 1965 to 1971 and won five of its 16 award nominations.

Nita’s today leading a peaceful life at her home in Los Angeles, California, and is staying away from media.

Education and early life

Nita was raised alongside her older sister Gloria Stone Martin in New York City, by their parents about whom Nita rarely speaks in public, but it’s believed that they were both involved in the film industry; Gloria was a successful actress and dancer, and she passed away in 2014.

Nita dreamed of becoming a famous model while growing up, and it was only when she was around 14 years old that she became interested in acting, after enrolling at local high school in New York City and joining its drama club; Nita appeared in numerous school plays in the following four years, prior to matriculating in 1948.

The following year saw her sign a contract with Warner Bros. Studios, and she then began working on her way up in the film industry.

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Roles in movies

Nita’s debut film role was her playing of Model in the 1949 musical comedy “It’s a Great Feeling”, directed by David Butler, and which starred Doris Day, Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson. It follows a waitress who’s dreaming of becoming a famous actress, and is now hoping that the two actors whom she’s just met might be able to help her; the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Original Song.

A couple of Nita’s following roles were in the 1949 comedy drama “Always Leave Them Laughing”, the 1950 western “Montana”, and the 1951 drama “On Dangerous Ground”.

The year 1956 saw her play Mary in the popular romantic musical comedy “Bundle of Joy”, directed by Norman Taurog, and which starred Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Adolphe Menjou. It follows a salesgirl who’s found a baby in front of an orphanage, and the film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical (Debbie Reynolds). Some of Nita’s film roles in the remainder of the ‘50s were in the 1957 comedy “This Could Be the Night”, the 1958 comedy drama “I Married a Woman” and the 1958 western comedy “Once Upon a Horse…”

In 1962, Nita was cast to play Saturday Knight in the comedy “Who’s Got the Action?”, directed by Daniel Mann, and which starred Dean Martin, Lana Turner and Eddie Albert; it follows a married man who keeps losing money on horse races, while his wife’s now become his bookie. Nita appeared in only a couple of movies in the remainder of the ’60s, such as the 1965 romantic comedy “A Very Special Favor”, the 1967 comedy “The Cool Ones”, and the 1969 drama “Under the Yum Yum Tree”.

What marked the ‘70s for her was perhaps her playing of Madam Esther in the 1972 western adventure drama “Buck and the Preacher”, directed by Joseph Sargent and Sidney Poitier who h starred in it with Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee. It tells the story of a conman and a wagon master, who are helping freed slaves in the Wild West.

In 1973, Nita was cast to star as Evelyn Housner in the comedy “What Are Best Friends for?”, while some of her following roles were in the 1975 thriller drama “The Day of the Locust”, the 1977 comedy “Sex and the Married Woman” and the 1979 western “The Sweet Creek County War”.

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The year 1983 saw her portray Shelly Meyers, one of the main characters in the horror comedy “Frightmare”, which Norman Thaddeus Vane wrote and directed, and which also starred Ferdy Mayne and Luca Bercovici. It follows a group of people who’ve stolen a corpse, wanting to party with it all night; the film was nominated for a Grand Prize at the 1983 Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival.

Nita had only a couple of other movie roles prior to her retirement, with her three final roles having been in the 1989 crime comedy drama “Jake Spanner, Private Eye”, the 1990 comedy “Diggin’ Up Business”, and the 1992 horror “Amityville 1992: It’s About Time”.

Roles in TV series

Nita’s debut TV series role was in the 1950 episode “Leaf out of a Book” of the drama “The Philco Television Playhouse”, and she was then cast to appear in an episode of numerous series, such as the mystery horror drama “Tales of Tomorrow”, the drama “Goodyear Playhouse” and the spy drama “The Hunter”.

She gained recognition in 1956, when cast to portray the lead character Mabel Spooner in the comedy “Joe & Mabel”, starring alongside Norman Fell and Larry Blyden; it follows Mabel who’s trying to persuade her cab driver boyfriend Joe to marry her. Some of Nita’s TV series roles in the remainder of the ‘50s were in the drama “Alcoa Theatre”, the mystery horror drama “Matinee Theatre”, and the mystery crime drama “Perry Mason”.

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In 1960 and 1961, she starred as Dora Miles in the popular comedy “The Jim Backus Show”; it also starred Jim Backus and Bobs Watson, and follows the lives of Mike O’Toole who’s running a news service in New York City, and his two employees Dave and Dora. The ‘60s saw Nita appear in an episode of more than 30 TV series, with some of the most popular amongst these having been the western adventure “Daniel Boone”, the comedy “The John Forsythe Show”, and the mystery crime drama “The F. B. I.”

The year 1973 saw her play Judy Evans in the comedy “Here We Go Again”, created by Robert Kaufman, and which starred Larry Hagman, Diane Baker and Dick Gautier. It follows a newlywed couple who’ve accidentally moved close to their former spouses’ houses. What also marked the decade for Nita was her playing of Rose Casey in the 1979 crime adventure comedy “Supertrain”, which follows the crew of a nation-spanning train.

Nita had only guest roles in the following 10 years, until in 1988 cast to play Rose, one of the lead characters in the comedy “Starting from Scratch”, created by Brian Cooke, and which also starred Connie Stevens and Bill Daily; it follows a veterinarian as he’s raising his two teenage children, while his former wife has now returned to him..

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Nita’s final three TV series roles were in the 1995 episode “The Madman and the Showgirl” of the comedy “Madman of the People”, the 1996 episode “Springtime for Tupper” of the comedy “Dream On”, and four episodes of the 1997 action adventure “Spider-Man: The Animated Series” (voice role).

Other credits

Nita sang songs in six movies and TV series, including “Worry About Tomorrow” in the 1956 film “Bundle of Joy”, “I’ve Got a Crush on You” in the 1960 episode “If a Body” of the series “Bourbon Street Beat”, and “Where Did I Go Wrong” in the 1967 movie “The Cool Ones”.

She made a guest appearance in many talk-shows while she was still active in the film industry, such as “The Merv Griffin Show”, “It’s Your Bet” and “Do It Debbie’s Way”.

Awards and nominations

Nita was nominated for a 1968 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy, for “Hogan’s Heroes”.

Love life and husband

Nita doesn’t like to talk about her love life in public, but it’s still known that she’s been married twice. She wed her first husband Don Gordon on 7 September 1954, in a large ceremony attended by many of their family members and friends. Don was a noted American actor and screenwriter, who died on 24 April 2017, aged 90; he appeared in more than 130 movies and TV series, and is still remembered for his portrayal of Delgetti in the 1968 action crime thriller movie “Bullitt”, which won eight of its 17 award nominations, including an Oscar win for Best Film Editing.

Nita and Don divorced on 11 April 1958.

She married her second husband, American actor Thomas A. Geas on 13 August 1961; Nita gave birth to their daughter Nicole Andrea Geas on 28 May 1962, but she and Thomas divorced some time later; he passed away on 8 April 2010, aged 75.

Nita hasn’t spoken of other men whom she’s dated, and she’s single as of November 2022, was married twice, and has a daughter with her second husband Thomas A. Geas.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Nita enjoyed travelling in her 20s and 30s, and her career made it possible for her to travel all around the USA, while she also visited numerous Asian and European countries. Her dream travel destination was once Venice, Italy, while she’s been satisfied with staying at home in Los Angeles for the past 20 years.

She’s been a philanthropist since the launch of her career, and has donated money to a number of charity organizations; Nita mostly enjoys helping organizations which work with youth.

She was physically highly active when she was younger, and often spoke in public about exercising and dieting.

Nita’s favorite actresses are Meryl Streep and Jane Fonda, and some of her favorite movies include “Crossing Borders: The Journey of Carlos Fuent”, “All Together”, and “Workout”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Nita’s age is 92. She has light blue eyes and long grey and brown hair, her weight is 135lbs (62kgs) and she’s 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall.

Nita’s net worth’s been estimated at over $4 million, as of November 2022.

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Kaitlyn Leeb’s Wiki: Nationality, Husband, Children, Net Worth

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Who is Kaitlyn Leeb?

Kaitlyn Leeb is a model and actress, who rose to fame portraying Jennifer Doolittle in the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She’s also had notable roles in the popular TV series “Shadowhunters” and “Heartland”. Kaitlyn was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 18 June 1988, in North York, Ontario, Canada, of Irish and Chinese descent. As of 2021, she is 33 years old and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Family

Not much information is known about her family, except that her mother was a model. Reportedly, she was brought up by her grandparents, who took care of her and her two siblings after their parents divorced.

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She enjoyed performing and dancing from an early age, and even competed in various competitions during her formative years. When it comes to her education, she obtained a degree in Psychology from York University.

Career Beginnings

Kaitlyn stepped into the world of entertainment by working as a model, and appearing in various print ads and advertisements for several companies and brands such as Dentyne Ice, Fuze fruit drinks, and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, in terms of furthering her modeling career, she won the Miss Chin Bikini Pageant.

Having been in the industry for some time, she decided to test the waters and pursue acting, kicking-off with a minor role in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006.

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Three years later, she appeared as Valerie in the drama movie “The Jazzman”, followed by a small part in the TV show “Blue Mountain State”. After a guest appearance in the adventure/fantasy series “Aaron Stone” in 2010, she portrayed Trina in the action/thriller “Locked Down”, opposite Vinnie Jones, Rashad Evans and Tony Schiena.

In 2011, she starred as Bridget in the film “Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginning”, then the following year, her popularity exponentially grew as she landed numerous roles in various projects. She was cast as Dr. Casandra Lee in the comedy-drama series “Heartland”, appearing in 26 episodes of the sixth through 12th season. During the same year she landed her most famed role as, Jennifer Doolittle in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the fourth series in the popular Degrassi franchise.

The show, created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood, was one of the most-watched TV series in Canada, earning various accolades throughout its 14 season run. Kaitlyn also booked some minors roles in short movies and TV series, such as “The L.A. Complex”, “Total Recall”, and “Hail Satan”.

Her other roles

In 2013 she switched from her usual appearances, and starred in two TV movies – “Alive” and “Grave Halloween”. The following year, she scooped various recurring roles in TV series such as “The Republic of Doyle”, “Bitten”, and “Seed”.

After appearing in the movie “Wolves” and “The Hazing Secret” in 2014, she was cast as the recurring character Keira, in the comedy/romance series “Single Ladies”. During the same year, she made a one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Backpackers” and portrayed Lily in the action drama series “Rogue”.

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In 2016 she landed the part of Camille Belcourt, the antagonist in the supernatural drama series “Shadowhunters”, appearing in the seven episodes of the first season. In an interview with a media outlet, she talked about her audition for the show, saying:” I actually auditioned for a couple of roles before landing Camille. As soon as I heard about the show, I was really excited about it. So I prepped her, and I auditioned, and I found out a couple of days later that I booked her. That was the most amazing thing”.

Her portrayal of the former leader of the Brooklyn vampire Clan and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend, earned her exposure and additional popularity among younger audiences. The show, which explores the world of fantasy filled with warlock, shadowhunters and vampires, ran for three seasons, while Caitlyn appeared as a guest in the second season.

She followed up this role by portraying Susan in the horror series “Slasher”, then in 2018 she appeared in several TV movies – “Christmas with a View”, Christmas with a Prince”, and “Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal,” and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the next installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Her latest roles

In 2020 she was cast as Leah Starnes in the short-lived streaming series “Spinning Out”, followed by one-episode appearances in TV series such as “The Wedding Planners” and “The Crossword Mysteries”. She additionally appeared in the horror movie “Anything for Jackson”, portraying Yolanda opposite Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings; the film opened to positive reviews from critics.

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Regarding her upcoming projects, she is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the third installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Caitlyn will portray Jessica in the romance drama “Christmas in the Wilds”, opposite Victor Zinck Jr., which is set to premiere around Christmas 2021. Additionally, she landed another lead role in the comedy-romance “Be Mine, Valentine”, sharing the screen with Brendon Zub which will premiere by the end of 2021.

Personal life

Kaitlyn has been married to the four-year senior equity trader Ted Leeb since 2013. After several years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle on 17 August in a private ceremony. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter named Avery Elizabeth Leeb, and in 2020 another addition to the family, daughter Presley.

Physical stats and Hobbies Charity Work

Kaitlyn is 5ft 4ins tall (164cm), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-26-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Regarding hobbies, she is a great fan of horse riding and ice-skating.

In the interview with a media outlet, she said that she adores watching documentaries and series about marine life, explaining: I really love that stuff. I don’t know what it is, it is just so fascinating to me that there is this whole other world that we have no idea about. I just like learning about that. I love sharks. Shark week is my favorite week.”

Her favorite show is “River Monsters”.

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Charity Work

With a great passion for philanthropy, Kaitlyn has been serving as the Jakes House National Ambassador since 2018, and often participates in public speaking engagements, as well as communicating with students, families and partners. Jake’s House is a charity that aims to aid and support families living with autism in Canada, by providing various mentoring programs and organizing community events with the goal of bringing people together and socializing. Kaitlyn has been featured in several promotional ads and digital campaigns, and continuously supports the charity’s work, inspiring and motivating others to take action.

What is her net worth?

According to reports, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, acquired largely through her acting career over 15 years.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on social media; her Instagram account has nearly 80,000 followers, while her Twitter has over 30,000 fans. Kaitlyn often posts family photos, selfies, and news about her current and upcoming projects.

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How old is Miya Cech? Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Dating

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Who is Miya Cech?

Miya Cech is a teen actress and model, who rose to fame with her roles in “The Darkest Minds”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 4 March 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. As of 2021, she is 14 years old and holds Japanese and American nationality.

Family, Bio, Wiki

She has been raised by her American adoptive parents ER. Cech and G.Cech in Northern California alongside three siblings Emi Marie, Kai Marie, and Nikko J, who are also adopted. Her older sister, Kai Marie, followed in Miya’s footsteps and launched an acting career as well, so far appearing in “So Close”, Rickard Lovely”, and “Marvelous and the Black Hole”.

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While some children like to keep this type of personal information away from the public eye, Miya is far from that mindset. In her opinion, the fact that she was adopted allows her to use her voice and social platforms to support the adoption community, and reach out to other adopted children. In an interview, she disclosed: “I want adoption to be normalised, some kids need help and homes and families and that is super important for me. Everyone deserves to be loved and have a family and I want to be able to share that and represent that and you know inspire other families to adopt and that’s why it’s big for me.”

Rise to Stardom

She launched her career as a model at the age of four through her parents, featuring in various ads and on catwalks.

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In an interview, she talked about the experience of having started a career at such a young age, Miya saying: ”My parents sacrificed a lot over the years, including just driving me everywhere. For school, though, we have teachers on set in both the modeling world and the acting world. “

She made her TV debut at the age of eight in 2015, appearing in an episode of the action crime series “Hawaii Five 0”. During the same year, Miya guest-starred in the comedy series “The Thundermans” and crime drama series “Hand of God”.

In 2016, Miya portrayed Amy Chen in two episodes of the horror/supernatural series “American Horror Story”, followed by a minor appearance in the short movie “Angeltown”. After starring in the short fantasy movie “Unbound”, she was cast as the recurring character Marigold, in the drama series “American Housewife”, appearing in three episodes.

In 2018 Miya joined the cast as Suzme – “Zu” – in the dystopian superhero film “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. While many had high expectations considering the popularity of superhero movies in general, it appeared that those expectations weren’t met, as the film opened to an overwhelmingly negative reception and reviews, with criticism aimed at the generic, derivative, and predictable plot. Additionally, it poorly performed at the box office, grossing only $41 million against the $35 million production budget. Despite the movie’s negative reception, Miya’s convincing performance as Zu did not go unnoticed, and she finally started attracting recognition and exposure.

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Her other roles

She made several appearances in 2019, including in the series “Arrow”, the short movie “Viva La Revolucion”, and the comedy romance movie “Always Be My Baby”. She additionally landed the recurring role as Akiko Yamato in the adventure drama series “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, opposite Malia Baker and Bryce Gheisar.

During the same year, she booked the role as Zhen Zhen in the sci-fi adventure movie “Rim of the World”. Even though the movie garnered generally negative reviews, upon premiering it was rated as the most-watched film on the SVOD service in the UK.

Latest roles

In 2020 she was cast in the lead role as “Samantha Sammy” in the space adventure series “Astronauts”, again sharing the screen with Bryce Gheisar.

In an interview, she expressed her excitement over playing Sammy in a series related to space, saying:  “I’ve been really into space ever since I was a little girl, well even younger than I am now, and I’ve kept up with just about every launch that has happened in my 13 years.”

Miya also revealed that the whole crew had the pleasure of talking to the astronaut Chris Cassidy, to prepare for their roles and challenges while filming, she said: ” Chris Cassidy went to the international space station and we got to ask him questions that would help us in the show. We also did movement training; ee had a choreographer and we played this game where we’d push off of each other but we’d have to make it look like we were in zero gravity.”

Despite the positive reviews the series has garnered, it appears that Nickelodeon will not be renewing the show for another season.

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She landed another lead role in 2021, in the coming-of-age drama movie “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, opposite Rhea Perlman. Working with Rhea was a one-of-time experience for Maya, and she has nothing but words of praise.

Additionally, working with the director Kate Tsang gave her insight into the works and process of directing, she said: “I’ve only worked with a couple of Asian-American directors, and because I want to be a director someday, getting to see that and putting myself in their shoes was amazing. It was a really fun project to work on all together.”

She recently partnered with Zigazoo, the fun and social platform for kids, and was featured as a celebrity guest reader of the children’s book entitled “The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”.

Personal life

Given her young age, it’s too early to talk about any romantic interests.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Her current height is 4ft 6ins (149cm), while her weight is around 78lbs (35kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.

Miya is an active supporter of the Asian-American Girl Club, the fashion and lifestyle brand which aims to redefine the modern Asian-American Woman through normalization and unity. For Miya, it’s highly important to be a part of the club as she aspires to be a role model for Asian American girls, she further explained: “I’m using my voice to inspire people, I’m using my voice to be other people’s voice and reach the hearts of people.

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It’s really just about girl power and Asian-American power and Asian-American girl power.”

What is her Net worth?

Her current net worth is estimated at around $300,000, earned during her career as an actress and model. Given her success in various roles, it’s believed that her wealth will continue to grow.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on her social media accounts, which are managed by her parents. Her Instagram account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has nearly 10,000 fans. Miya also uses TikTok, on which she has over 100,000 followers with two million likes.

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