Nelson, Ralph, 1916-1987

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Nelson was born on Aug. 12, 1916 in New York City; attended public school there; became an actor, director, producer, and playwright; worked as an actor, 1933-41; directed for NBC-TV, 1948-49, and for CBS-TV, 1949-52; president of Rainbow Productions in Los Angeles beginning in 1959; wrote the play Mail call (winner of the 1943 John Golden prize and National Theatre awards); also won National Theatre awards for Angels weep and The wind is ninety; won 1956 Emmy award for direction of Requiem for a heavyweight, and in 1964 the Golden Globes Humanitarian award for directing Lilies of the field; also wrote screenplays for The man in the funny suit, The flight of the doves, and The wrath of God; other films directed or produced by Nelson include Father Goose, Counterpoint, and Charley; he died on Dec. 21, 1987 in Santa Monica, CA.

From the description of Papers, 1940-1983. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40352125

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creatorOf Starr, Ben. Studio one in Hollywood-- "The funny looking kid" / by Ben Starr. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Clark, Walter Van Tilburg, 1909-1971. "Studio one" -- The track of the cat / by Walter Clark. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Ross, Jerome. Studio one-- "The shadow of a genius" / by Jerome Ross. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Nelson, Ralph, 1916-1987. Papers, 1940-1983. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Hawkins, John, 1910-. Studio one-- Burden of guilt / by John and Ward Hawkins. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Gibbons, Edward. "Studio one"-- "Chill on the wind" / by Edward Gibbons. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
referencedIn Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Pentecost, Hugh, 1903-1989. "Studio one" -- "Public servant" / by Hugh Pentecost. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
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Birth 1916-08-12

Death 1987-12-21




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