Nancy Wickwire

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Wickwire in 1971.

Nancy Wickwire (November 20, 1925 - July 10, 1974) was an American actress known for roles on several daytime soap operas and serials.

She appeared on Guiding Light (Lila Taylor Kelly, 1954–1955), As the World Turns (Claire English Lowell Cassen, 1960–1964), Another World (Liz Matthews, 1969–1971), and Days of Our Lives (Phyllis Anderson, 1972–73).

In addition, she made guest appearances on a number of primetime series, including Route 66, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, The Invaders, and Ironside. Her last appearance was in a 1973 episode of Barnaby Jones.

She died of cancer in San Francisco, California on July 10, 1974, aged 48.


Nancy Marie Wickwire was born on November 20, 1925 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Alva B and Ruther Marie (Larson) Wickwire. Alva was a manager with Railway Express Agency. Wickwire was a graduate of the John Harris High School (1943) and earned a Bachelor of Science from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1948). Wickwire studied acting at Old Vic School in London, England (1949-1951).[1] Wickwire was also survived by a sister, Margaret Jane (Wickwire) Seygal of Harrisburg, PA, a teacher, and several nieces and nephews.[2]


  1. "Wickwire-Wickware Family History", Yahoo Groups
  2. "Margaret Jane Seygal (Obituary)", Harrisburg Patriot-News, December 17, 2013

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