Nancy Malone born Anne Josefa Maloney(March 19, 1935 – May 8, 2014) was an American television actress from the 1950s to 1970s, who later moved into producing and directing in the 1980s and 1990s.
Malone appeared in a number of programs in the early days of television, including I Remember Mama, Robert Montgomery Presents, and Suspense. She played Libby on the television series Naked City from 1960 to 1963. During the same period, she played Robin Lang Bowden Fletcher on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light. She subsequently played Clara Varner on the television series The Long Hot Summer, which ran for one season on ABC, and appeared in The Outer Limits (episode “Fun and Games”) and The Twilight Zone (episode “Stopover in a Quiet Town”). She also starred in one episode of The Big Valley (“The Secret”, 1968). She played Dr. Edith Gibson, the love interest of Goober Pyle (George Lindsey), on the last original episode of the television series The Andy Griffith Show (“A Girl for Goober,” which aired March 25, 1968).She appeared as Steve McGarrett’s sister in Hawaii Five O in “Once Upon a Time” (1968).
Malone debuted on Broadway in Time Out For Ginger.
In 1976, she became the first female vice-president of television at 20th Century Fox.
In 1977, she was awarded one of the first Crystal Awards by Women in Film for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.
She died of pneumonia while battling leukemia on May 8, 2014, aged 79.