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Gene Nelson

Gene Nelson

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Also Known As: Died: September 16, 1996
Born: March 24, 1920 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA Profession: Cast ...
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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 in "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now" and "Gentleman's Agreement"
1948:
Appeared in Gower Champion's "Lend an Ear," which earned him a three-year contract with Warner Bros.
1950:
Co-starred in the 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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