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Gene Nelson

Actor + Dancer + Screenwriter + Director
Born Mar 24, 1920

Gene Nelson was an American dancer, actor, screenwriter, and director.

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1920 Birth Born on March 24, 1920.


1959 39 Years Old Nelson directed episodes of the original Star Trek, the first season of I Dream of Jeannie, and Gunsmoke. In 1959, he appeared with Keith Larsen and Buddy Ebsen in the NBC adventure series Northwest Passage as a young man trying to prove his innocence in a murder case. … Read More


1971 51 Years Old Gene Nelson played Will Parker in Oklahoma! (1955 film) and also starred as Buddy in the 1971 Broadway musical Follies, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor. … Read More


1996 77 Years Old Died on September 16, 1996.
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