Actress, producer and director Nancy Malone dies at 79

Actress, producer and director Nancy Malone dies at 79
Nancy Malone, who made a transition from actress to Emmy-winning producer and director, directed more than 30 TV episodes, including two "Star Trek: Voyager" episodes. (Los Angeles Times)

Nancy Malone, who appeared in numerous TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s and then made a successful transition to being a producer and director, died Thursday. She was 79.

The cause was pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia, said publicist Harlan Boll.

Malone made her debut on Broadway as a teenager and went on to roles in TV shows such as "Naked City," "Dr. Kildare," "The Fugitive" and "The Partridge Family."

As a producer, she won an Emmy for the 1993 "Bob Hope: The First 90 Years" special. Among her directing credits were episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager," "Dawson's Creek" and "Judging Amy."

In the 1970s, Malone helped start the Women in Film networking and support group.

A complete obituary will follow at latimes.com/obits.