Nancy Gilbert


Nancy Gilbert was a child actress in the early 1950s, appearing in westerns like "Jack Slade" starring Mark Stevens and the "Moonlighter" with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MaMurray.

In 1955, she auditioned for the role of Calamity, the little sister of "Buffalo Bill Jr." whicha starred Dick Jones in the title role.  They made 51 episodes in 1955 and 1956 as well as many personal apperances in support of the show including appearing as Grand Marshalls in the 60th Annual Frontier Days Celebration in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1955.

Although she continued acting after the series ended, she knew she did not want to make Hollywood her lon career.  After two years of college, she entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa and in 1962, she became a teacher.  She taught high school in various cities across the country and worked with troubled youth until 1986, when she left religious life, married and moved to Arizona.  

She continues her committment to teaching at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona.  In 1992, Nancy was selected as Arizona State Biology Teacher of the Year and in 1997, she received the High School Science Teacher of the Year Award.














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