Great ORIGINAL 8" x 10" Black and White Photograph from LORIMAR PRODUCTIONS. This is an ORIGINAL Photo of popular actress, FRANCE NUYEN when she was on the popular CBS night time Dallas spin-off Soap,

Knots Landing

A popular night time soap opera, it followed the adventures of five families living in a coastal suburb of Los Angeles in California: Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the popular Ewing clan of Dallas; Sid and Karen Fairgate, their all-American neighbors; the troubled Richard and Laura Avery; young newlyweds Kenny and Ginger Ward; and divorcee Abby Cunningham, Sid's scheming sister.

Creator: David Jacobs

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford and Joan Van Ark


William Devane ... Gregory Sumner
Kevin Dobson ... M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie
Michele Lee ... Karen MacKenzie
Donna Mills ... Abby Ewing
Ted Shackelford ... Gary Ewing
Joan Van Ark ... Valene Gibson
Teri Austin ... Jill Bennett
Lynne Moody ... Patricia Williams
Peter Reckell ... Johnny Rourke
Larry Riley ... Frank Williams
Nicollette Sheridan ... Paige Matheson
Pat Petersen ... Michael Fairgate
Tonya Crowe ... Olivia Cunningham
Reid Shelton ... Mr. Fisher
Paul Carafotes ... Harold Dyer

It's a nice photo of France from this long running series!!!

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Nuyen was born in Marseille, France. Her mother was French, her father was Vietnamese. During World War II, her mother and grandfather were persecuted by the Nazis for being Gypsies. Nuyen was raised in Marseille by a cousin she calls "an orchidaceae raiser who was the only person who gave a damn about me."

In 1955, while working as a seamstress, Nguyen was discovered on the beach by Life magazine photographer Philippe Halsman. She was featured on the cover of the October 6, 1958, issue of Life magazine.

She became a film actress in 1958. In her first role she played Liat, daughter of "Bloody Mary," played by Juanita Hall, in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. Later that year she had the lead role in the theatrical production of The World of Suzie Wong, opposite William Shatner. She was originally cast to star in the film production, but was replaced by Nancy Kwan. She worked with Shatner again in an episode of Star Trek, playing Elaan of Troyius, and in an episode of Kung Fu. Her distinctive accent made her recognizable to television audiences.

In 1978, she guest starred with Peter Falk and Louis Jourdan in the Columbo episode "Murder Under Glass". In 1986, she joined the cast of St. Elsewhere as Dr. Paulette Kiem, remaining until the series ended in 1988.

Nuyen appeared in films including Satan Never Sleeps (1962), A Girl Named Tamiko (with Laurence Harvey) (1962), Diamond Head (1963), Dimension 5 (1966), Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973), and The Joy Luck Club (1993). She continues to appear in films and recently appeared in The American Standards (2007).

From 1963 to 1966, Nuyen was married to Dr. Thomas Gaspar Morell, a psychiatrist, by whom she has a daughter Fleur, who resides in Canada and works as a film makeup artist. She met her second husband, Robert Culp, while appearing on his show I Spy (in, for example, the episodes "The Tiger" and "Magic Mirror"). They married in 1967 but divorced three years later. Nuyen and Culp were to appear as co-hosts of the second episode of the TV series Turn-On in 1969, but the show was canceled after just one week.

In 1986, Nuyen earned a master's degree in clinical psychology and began a second career as a psychological counselor for abused women and children, and women in prison. She received a Woman of the Year award in 1989 for her psychological work. In the Life magazine cover story on Nuyen, she is quoted as saying a proverb she also repeated in character as a spy in the I Spy episode "Magic Mirror": "I am Chinese. ... I am a stone. I go where I am kicked."


South Pacific (1958)

In Love and War (1958)

The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)

Satan Never Sleeps (1962)

A Girl Named Tamiko (1962)

Diamond Head (1963)

Man in the Middle (1964)

Dimension 5 (1966)

One More Train to Rob (1971)

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

China Cry (1990)

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

The American Standards(film) (2008)

Television appearances

Gunsmoke (1966)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1965) "The Cherry Blossom Affair"

I Spy

Star Trek (1968) "Elaan of Troyius"

Kung Fu

Medical Center

Hawaii Five-O

The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) "The Coward"

Code Name: Diamond Head (1977) -failed pilot

Charlie's Angels

Columbo (1978) "Murder Under Glass"

Fantasy Island (1978) "Return to Fantasy Island"

Murder, She Wrote "A Death In Hong Kong"

St. Elsewhere

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FRANCE NUYEN Original KNOTS LANDING Photo South Pacific
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