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Denise Nickerson
Biographical Information
Name

Denise Nickerson

Birthplace

New York City, New York, U.S.

Birth date

April 1, 1957

Death date

July 10, 2019

Production Information
Productions

Dark Shadows

Characters

Amy Jennings (632-1003)
Nora Collins (716-859)
Amy Collins (983-1049)
Elspeth Gardner (Carriage of the Damned, The Darkest Shadow)

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Denise Nickerson (April 1, 1957 - July 10, 2019) joined Dark Shadows in November 1968 playing Amy Jennings, the tragic, yet perky sister of twins Tom (vampire) and Chris Jennings (werewolf). She went on to play Nora Collins and Amy Collins.

Nickerson is probably best known for her role as Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 classic, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and as a member of "The Short Circus" in the educational television series, The Electric Company.

She returned to the world of Dark Shadows playing the role of Elspeth Gardner in the Big Finish audio dramas Carriage of the Damned and The Darkest Shadow.

Denise Nickerson Factsheet.

Illness and death[]

In June 2018, Nickerson had a severe stroke and was hospitalized in an intensive care unit. She was discharged to a rehabilitation center in July. In August, Nickerson returned home to recover under her family's care.[1]

On July 8, 2019, Nickerson accesed her various medications while her son and daughter-in-law were out of the house. After consuming much, her son took her to an emergency room where she was admitted to an intensive care unit in respiratory distress, where she developed pneumonia.[2] On July 9, Nickerson suffered a massive seizure while in the hospital. This, combined with the effects of the pneumonia, caused her to go into a coma-like state. On July 10, 2019 Nickerson's family made the decision to remove her from life support.[3][4] She died later that day at the age of 62.[5]

Appearances[]

As Amy Jennings:[]

632, 639, 640, 641, 643, 644, 645, 646, 647, 648, 651, 652, 655, 656, 657, 659, 660, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 673, 674, 676, 677, 678, 679, 683, 685, 690, 691, 695, 696, 699, 700, 893, 896, 911, 912, 949, 956, 958

As Nora Collins:[]

716, 728, 729, 730, 735, 736, 756, 760, 761, 782, 783, 812, 813, 816, 835, 850, 859

As Amy Collins:[]

983, 984, 986, 992, 994, 995, 1000, 1002, 1003, 1044, 1049

As Elspeth Gardner:[]

Carriage of the Damned, The Darkest Shadow

External links[]


References[]

  1. Fernandez, Alexia (July 11, 2018). Willy Wonka Star Denise Nickerson Suffers Serious Stroke Leaving Her in the ICU. Meredith Corporation.
  2. Savitsky, Sasha (July 10, 2019). 'Willy Wonka' actress Denise Nickerson taken off life support 1 year after stroke. Fox News.
  3. Editor, Staff (July 10, 2019). Willy Wonka Actress Denise Nickerson Stopping Treatment in Hospital. TMZ. Warner Bros.. Retrieved on July 10, 2019.
  4. DeSantis, Rachel (July 10, 2019). Willy Wonka Star Denise Nickerson, 62, Taken Off Life Support After Suffering Severe Stroke. Meredith Corporation. Retrieved on July 10, 2019.
  5. Kilkenny, Katie (July 10, 2019). Denise Nickerson, Violet in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' Dies at 62.
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