Denise Nickerson

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Full Name Denise Nickerson
Age 63 Years Old
Nick Name Denise Nickerson
Gender Female
Famous As Actor
Birth Date April 1st, 1957
Birth Place New York, New York, USA

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An American child actor who played Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is named for Denise Nickerson. She is also famous for portraying the role of Allison on The Electric Company (1972-1973), as well as Amy Jennings, Amy Collins and Nora Collins in the soap opera Dark Shadows (1968-1970). Overall, she was a very talented woman. 

Denise Nickerson, ‘Willy Wonka’ Actress, Dead at 62

Denise Nickerson, best known for playing the snobby Violet Beauregarde in 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' has died. She is best known for playing the snobby, gum-chomping Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died following a series of medical issues. The actress’ family confirmed her death in a Facebook post, writing, “She’s gone.” Nickerson was 62. She suffered a “major medical emergency” at home on Monday, followed by seizures and both pulmonary and respiratory distress. She was admitted to the intensive unit of a Colorado hospital, where doctors also discovered that she had aspirated and developed pneumonia. She previously endured a severe stroke in June 2018. She  is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Jasmine Nickerson, who created a Go Fund Me page to help pay her death expenses.

Illness and Death of Denise Nickerson

Denise had a severe stroke and was hospitalized in an intensive care unit in June 2018. Later, she was discharged to a rehabilitation center in July. She accessed and ingested her various medications while her son and daughter-in-law were out of the house on 8th July 2019. Later, her son took her to a hospital in respiratory distress. While in the intensive care unit, she developed pneumonia. She had a massive seizure and went comatose on July 9. Her family removed her from life support. She died later that day at the age of 62 on 10th July 2019. 

Early Life of Denise Nickerson

Denise Nickerson was born on 1st April 1957 in New York, the USA. Her nationality is American nationality and her ethnicity is White. her star sign is Aries. She was born to Flo, a clerical worker, and Fred Nickerson, a mail carrier. The family, along with older sister Carol and her son, moved to Miami, Florida. There is no detail information regarding her education. Her age was 62 at the time of her death. 

Body Measurement of Denise Nickerson

Denise Nickerson was a very beautiful actress during her time. She has got a charming smile on her lips attracting a lot of people towards her. Talking about her height and weight, she stands a height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighs is unknown. She has a brown colored hair and eyes. Her dress size is 4 (US) and shoe size is 8 (US). Her other body will be added soon. 

Career of Denise Nickerson 

  • Denise Nickerson appeared in the late 1960s on such shows as The Doctors as Kate Harris, and opposite Bill Bixby in an unsold television pilot called Rome Sweet Rome. 
  • Her big break came in 1968 when she joined the cast of ABC Daytime's Dark Shadows, appearing as recurring characters Amy Jennings and Nora Collins from 1968-1970.
  • She has also appeared in the 1971 television movie The Neon Ceiling.
  • She played the role of the gum-chewing brat named Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when she was only 13.
  • Her other movie credits include Child of Glass, The Man Who Could Talk to Kids, Smile and Zero to Sixty. 
  • The latter was her last role and she was aged 21.
  • She has also played other roles in quite a few television shows like Search for Tomorrow, The Electric Company as well as The Brady Bunch. 
  • In the year 2011, some of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory's key cast members reunited for an episode of Top Chef: Just Desserts, which challenged the contestants to create an edible world of wonder. The cast reunited again in 2015 on the Today show.
  • She later moved over to the medical billing department where she worked for almost 35 years and was also in aerospace accounting but had to go on retirement in 2012 due to ill health.

Marital Status (Married), Affairs, Husband 

Denise Nickerson was a married woman. She was married twice in her lifetime. Her first marriage was in 1981 when she exchanged marriage vows with Rick Keller, their marriage was just two years old when Rick died of a brain aneurysm in 1983. She then married second time with Mark Willard in 1995. Their marriage came to an end barely three years later in 1998 but not before the birth of their son Josh Willard.

Net Worth of Denise Nickerson

The net worth of this famous and successful actress will be surely in millions. But as of today, her net worth is in under review. There is no information on the details of her real estate assets and cars. There is also not exact information regarding her salary. Her major source of earning was from her acting career.