Gene Nelson Overview:

Actor, Gene Nelson, was born Leander Eugene Berg on Mar 24, 1920 in Seattle, WA. Nelson died at the age of 76 on Sep 16, 1996 in Los Angeles, CA .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Ellen Lacey: But you haven't done anything! You're innocent!
Steve Lacey: Once you do a stretch, you're never clean again! You're never free! They've always got a string on you, and they tug, tug, tug! Before you know it, you're back again!

Don Weston: Why d'you eat that rabbit food? You oughta have something solid.
Angela Gardner: I've got to watch my figure.
Don Weston: You eat. Let me watch it.

Steve Lacey: How come the smart guys are inside and the dopes outside?

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Gene Nelson Facts
Nominated for a 1972 Tony Award for Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for his performance as Buddy in the original production of "Follies."

First wife Miriam Franklin (nee Frankel) was a specialty film dancer from Broadway ("Panama Hattie"). Married in 1941, she worked in Hollywood while Gene served in the Army. He joined her later and she was instrumental in helping him work up his innovative dance routines on film.

Made his professional stage debut as a member of the Fanchon and Marco Juvenile Revue at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeeles in 1935. He also studied tap with Nick Castle.

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