Nina Foch

Nina Foch, a Dutch-born actress of stage and screen, who often played worldly women of cool, controlling instincts, died Dec. 5, 2008, at her home in Los Angeles. She was 84. She was best remembered as Milo Roberts, the sophisticated, wealthy sponsor of Gene Kelly's winsome painter in the M-G-M movie musical "An American in Paris." Her character's plan to guide Kelly's career and keep the handsome painter in the bargain is foiled by the allures of Leslie Caron. More calculating still was the cold-blooded Roman aristocrat Ms. Foch played in "Spartacus," a woman who decreed that gladiators fight to the death for her bemusement.

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  • Born: Apr 20, 1924 in Leiden, Netherlands
  • Death: Dec 5, 2008 in Los Angeles, California