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Gene Nelson (Eugene Leander Berg)

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Biography

Seattle, Washington, USA
Gene Nelson was barely a teen when he saw the Fred Astaire movie Flying Down to Rio (1933), which would change his life. It was then that he decided he would be a dancer. After graduating from high school, Nelson joined the Sonja Henie Ice Show and toured for 3 years before joining the Army in World War II. After he was discharged, he appeared in a handful of movies before 1950. He worked with Debbie Reynolds in The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950), Doris Day in Tea for Two (1950) and Virginia Mayo in She's Working Her Way Through College (1952). Read more...

Actor

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Character: Burt Koverly

Mod Squad 1968

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Character: Hal Courtland

The West Point Story 1950

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Character: Himself - Dancer

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Himself - Guest Performer

Your Show of Shows 1950

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Character: Jess Shepard

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself - Dancer

The Bell Telephone Hour 1959

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997

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Character: Clive Lytell

S.O.B. 1981

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Character: Himself

The Dinah Shore Show 1951

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Character: Tom Farnham

Lullaby of Broadway 1951

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