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Lois Nettleton

aka: Lois Nettleton


Lois Nettleton was born August 6, 1927 in Oak Park, Illinois and passed away on January 18, 2008 at age 80 in Woodland Hills, CA. An actress, she was Jean Shepherd's 3rd Wife. They 'met' on the air during one of Sheps overnight shows. She frequently would call into the show and talk with Shep. She became known as the "Listener" to the radio audience. They were married on December 3, 1960 at the Union Church of Pocantico Hills in Tarrytown NY. They divorced sometime around 1967. -------------------------------------------------------------- Lois Nettleton appeared on many television series over the years in cameo roles and one of them was an episode of Seinfeld in the sixth season called "The Gymnast" During a commentary for the DVD release of the series Seinfeld made the following remark: "She was married to Jean Shepherd. He's the guy who invented talk radio and really formed my entire comedic sensibility. Yes. I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd."
Links to Further Information:
• Lois is crowned 'Queen of the Bal Caprice at Silvermine guild's annual ball • Letters and Drawings from the Estate
• Shep is one of the judges for Queen
• Rumor of recent wedding to a 'well known tv commentator
• Being a Star Keeps Pair Miles Apart
• Jerry Seinfeld