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Also Known As: George Robert Nelson, George R Nelson, George Nelson ('Bob') Died: August 25, 1992
Born: May 22, 1927 Cause of Death: complications from AIDS
Birth Place: Washington, USA Profession: set decorator, set designer

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Veteran Hollywood set designer and decorator who worked steadily in the industry for nearly three decades. Nelson's feature credits include "All Fall Down" and "The Manchurian Candidate", both directed by John Frankenheimer and released in 1962; "The Graduate" (1967), "Carnal Knowledge" (1971) and "The Day of the Dolphin" (1973), all directed by Mike Nichols; and Coppola's "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979).

Veteran Hollywood set designer and decorator who worked steadily in the industry for nearly three decades. Nelson's feature credits include "All Fall Down" and "The Manchurian Candidate", both directed by John Frankenheimer and released in 1962; "The Graduate" (1967), "Carnal Knowledge" (1971) and "The Day of the Dolphin" (1973), all directed by Mike Nichols; and Coppola's "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979).

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1962:
First major assignment as set decorator, John Frankenheimer's "All Fall Down"
1962:
Served as set decorator for Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate"
1967:
First collaboration with writer-director Mike Nichols, "The Graduate"
1970:
Designed the period decor for "Little Big Man"
1972:
Early TV work on the telefilm "Moon of the Wolf"
1974:
Won Oscar for work on "The Godfather, Part II", directed bby Francis Ford Coppola
1978:
Created the look for the period labor drama "F.I.S.T."
1978:
Shared Academy Award nomination for "The Brink's Job"
1979:
Reteamed with Coppola for "Apocalypse Now"; received Oscar nomination
1983:
Earned final Oscar nomination for period details of "The Right Stuff"
1983:
Received an Emmy for the designs of the ABC remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1984:
Last TV credit, the NBC miniseries "Celebrity"
1989:
Designed "When Harry Met Sally..."
1991:
Final film, "Mobsters"
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Notes

At the time of his death, Nelson was a partner in Decades Unique Furnishings for Films with Thomas L. Roysden

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son:
Daniel Nelson. Survived him.
son:
Robert Nelson. Survived him.
daughter:
Peggy MacDougall. Survived him.

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