Grace Albertson
Grace Albertson
Grace Albertson
General Information:
Nationality: Caucasian
Date of birth: (1919-08-04) 4 August 1919 (age 99)
Born in: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Series/character information
Appeared on/in: I Dream of Jeannie
Number of
"Whatever Became of Baby Custer?" (Season 1)
Character played/
Appeared as:
Nancy Jamison, Custer's Mom

Grace Albertson (born Mary Grace Gillern, 4 August 1919) appeared as Nancy Jamison, the mother of little Custer Jamison, a neighbor of Tony who has seen Jeannie perform her magic, and seen Tony levitate in mid-air in the Season 1 episode of I Dream of Jeannie titled "Whatever Became of Baby Custer?".


Raised in Scranton, PA, Grace appeared in many roles on TV and in films, starting off appearing in small uncredited roles in film beginning in the 1940's such as Du Barry Was a Lady (1942. which starred Red Skelton, and Lucille Ball), You Came Along and Arson Squad (1945). In the 1950, she appeared again with Ball and Bob Hope in an uncredited role in the comedy/western film Fancy Pants, as well as The Reformer and the Redhead and Main Street To Broadway.

The decade of the 1950s included several TV show appearances, which included The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna, and the original Dragnet TV series. She also appeared on Broadway at this time, in the play Sunrise at Campobello in 1958-59.

The 1960s and 1970s were the period which Grace had most of her work in TV and film, appearing on such popular TV shows such as Hazel, Dr. Kildare, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., Bewitched, Mannix, Police Woman, Marcus Welby, M.D., Hawaii Five-O and Mission: Impossible. During this time, she also had supporting roles in the Andy Griffith film Angel in My Pocket (1969), and the 1971 made-for-TV movie Call Her Mom.

Grace made her last TV show appearance to date in 1990, on the NBC-TV sitcom series Dear John.

Personal life

Grace was married to veteran stage/film actor Frank Albertson from 1943 until his death in 1964. They have three children. She was then married to actor Robert E. Meredith from 1965 until their divorce in 1975.

Grace's youngest daughter, Mundy Jo, was killed in an auto accident on 20 July 1956. She lost control of her vehicle on the New York State Thruway, and the Volkswagen van overturned three times before landing on its top, killing her daughter and father, and injuring her two surviving daughters.

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