Astoria, Oregon, USA
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
1971 Broadway musical Follies, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor
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Gene Nelson (March 24, 1920 - September 16, 1996), was an American dancer, actor, and television director.
Born Leander Eugene Berg in Seattle, Washington, he was inspired to become a dancer by watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies when he was a child. After serving in the Army during World War II, Nelson landed his first Broadway role in Lend an Ear, for which he received the Theatre World Award. He also appeared on stage in Follies, which garnered him a Tony Award nomination, and Good News.
Full Name at Birth
Leander Eugene Berg
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Gene Nelson (March 24, 1920 – September 16, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, screenwriter, and director.
Dancer, actor, screenwriter, and director
Place of Death
Los Angeles, California, USA
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passed away on 16th Sep 1996 aged 76. |||
Gene Nelson passed away on 16th Sep 1996 aged 76.
Gene Nelson was previously married to Miriam Franklin (1940 - 1956).
He was also in relationships with Marcia Henderson (1957), Piper Laurie (1956 - 1957), Carol Ohmart (1955), Jane Powell (1953) and Maureen Reagan.
Gene Nelson is a 76 year old American Actor. Born Leander Eugene Berg on 24th March, 1920 in Astoria, Oregon, USA, he is famous for 1971 Broadway musical Follies, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a career that spans 1961-1980. His zodiac sign is Aries.
Gene Nelson was in an on-screen matchup with Mary Jo Catlett in Murder, She Wrote (1984).
Gene Nelson is a member of the following lists:
American male screenwriters,
Film directors from Washington (state) and
Film directors from Oregon.
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