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Also Known As: Eugene Leander Berg, Sgt. Gene Berg, Gene Berg Died: September 16, 1996
Born: March 24, 1920 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA Profession: dancer, choreographer, director, actor, ice skater, gymnast

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Letters, The (1973) Director ("The Andersons")
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  The Cool Ones (1967) Director
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  Harum Scarum (1965) Director
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  Your Cheatin' Heart (1964) Director
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  Kissin' Cousins (1964) Director
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  Hootenanny Hoot (1963) Director
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  Hand of Death (1962) Director
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  Where's Everett? (1966) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 S.O.B. (1981) Business Manager
2.
 Brand New Life, A (1973) Harry
3.
 Family Flight (1972) Aircraft Carrier Captain
4.
 Thunder Island (1963) Billy Poole
5.
 20,000 Eyes (1961) Dan Warren
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 The Purple Hills (1961) Gil Shepard
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 The Way Out (1956) Greg Carradine
8.
 The Atomic Man (1956) Mike Delaney
9.
 So This Is Paris (1955) Al Howard
10.
 Oklahoma! (1955) Will Parker
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1937:
Joined the Sonja Henie Hollywood Ice Revue for three years
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Broadway debut in "It Happens On Ice" at the Center Theater
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Toured with Irving Berlin's all-male group "This Is the Army" entertaining the American troops in Europe during WWII
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Moved to Los Angeles, CA
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Won a two-year contract with 20th Century Fox to appear on "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" and "Gentleman's Agreement"
1948:
Appeared in Gower Champion's "Lend an Ear"; earned him a three-year contract with Warner Brothers
1950:
Co-starred in musical "Tea for Two" with Gordon MacRae
1955:
Acted in the film version of "Oklahoma!" in the role of Will Parker
1971:
Performed in the Broadway production "Follies"
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Notes

Nominated for Tony Award in 1972 for Best Supporting or Featured Actor in a Musical

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wife:
Miriam Franklin. Divorced.
wife:
Marilyn Morgan Fields. Second wife; divorced.
wife:
Jean Martin. Third wife; divorced.

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daughter:
Victoria Gordon. Survived him.
son:
Christopher Nelson. Survived him.
son:
Douglas Nelson. Survived him.

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