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Barry Nelson

Barry NelsonAKA Robert Haakon Nielsen

Born: 16-Apr-1920
Birthplace: Oakland, CA
Died: 7-Apr-2007
Location of death: Bucks County, PA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Beechwood Cemetery, Hulmeville, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Yank on the Burma Road

Military service: US Army (WWII)

In the 1950s, actor Barry Nelson worked frequently on live TV, on shows like The Philco Television Playhouse and Schlitz Playhouse of Stars. In 1954, Nelson appeared on CBS's anthology show Climax!, in an episode based on Ian Fleming's Casino Royale. But since James Bond wasn't yet an icon, CBS tinkered with the book -- Nelson's 007 was thoroughly American, "Jimmy Bond" instead of James, and he was a CIA agent, not on her majesty's secret service. The bad guy was Peter Lorre.

Nelson later starred on TV's My Favorite Wife. He also made a few dozen movies, including the original Airport, where Nelson was the pilot to Dean Martin's co-pilot. In his last movie, The Shining, Nelson played the manager of the Overlook Hotel, who hired Jack Nicholson as the inn's winter caretaker.

Wife: Teresa Celli (b. 3-Jun-1924, div.)
Wife: Nansilee Hoy ("Nansi", m. 12-Nov-1992, until his death)

    University: University of California at Berkeley (1941)

    James Bond
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6253 Hollywood Blvd. (television)

    To Tell the Truth Panelist (1962-65)

    The Shining (23-May-1980) · Stuart Ullman
    Pete 'n' Tilly (17-Dec-1972)
    Airport (5-Mar-1970) · Anson Harris
    Mary, Mary (1963) · Bob McKellaway
    The First Traveling Saleslady (Aug-1956) · Charles Masters
    The Man with My Face (14-Jun-1951) · Chick Graham
    Tenth Avenue Angel (20-Feb-1948) · Al Parker
    Undercover Maisie (1-Mar-1947)
    The Beginning or the End (19-Feb-1947) · Col. Paul Tibbetts, Jr.
    Winged Victory (20-Dec-1944)
    A Guy Named Joe (23-Dec-1943) · Rumney
    Bataan (3-Jun-1943) · F. X. Matowski
    The Human Comedy (2-Mar-1943) · Fat
    Eyes in the Night (16-Oct-1942) · Busch
    The Affairs of Martha (21-Jun-1942) · Danny O'Brien
    Dr. Kildare's Victory (4-Feb-1942) · Samuel Z. Cutler
    Yank on the Burma Road (19-Jan-1942) · Joe Tracey
    Johnny Eager (17-Jan-1942) · Lew Rankin
    Rio Rita (1942) · Harry Gantley
    Shadow of the Thin Man (21-Nov-1941) · Paul

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