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Also Known As: Harry Edward Nelson Iii Died: January 15, 1994
Born: June 15, 1941 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: songwriter, singer, screenwriter, assistant manager at Paramount Theater, gas station attendant, bank clerk

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Harry Nilsson's musical talents have contributed to a variety of Hollywood productions. Nilsson worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "All That Jazz" with Roy Scheider (1979), "In God We Trust" (1980) starring Marty Feldman, "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), "Real Life" (1979) starring Dick Haynes, "Skidoo" (1968) and "The World's Greatest Lover" with Gene Wilder (1977). In the nineties, Nilsson devoted his time to various credits, such as "Me, Myself and I" (1993) starring George Segal, the Tom Hanks and Rebecca Williams hit "Forrest Gump" (1994), the Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey box office smash "Contact" (1997) and "Angel on My Shoulder" with Gwen Welles (1998). Nilsson continued to exercise his talent in the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like the Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy blockbuster "Shrek 2" (2004), "The Girl Next Door" (2004), "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005) starring Cillian Murphy, the Ray Romano and Chris Wedge smash hit "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006) and "Little Man" (2006). Nilsson last provided music for "I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni." Nilsson was married to Diane Clatworthy and had seven children. Harry Nilsson passed away in January 1994...

Harry Nilsson's musical talents have contributed to a variety of Hollywood productions. Nilsson worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "All That Jazz" with Roy Scheider (1979), "In God We Trust" (1980) starring Marty Feldman, "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), "Real Life" (1979) starring Dick Haynes, "Skidoo" (1968) and "The World's Greatest Lover" with Gene Wilder (1977). In the nineties, Nilsson devoted his time to various credits, such as "Me, Myself and I" (1993) starring George Segal, the Tom Hanks and Rebecca Williams hit "Forrest Gump" (1994), the Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey box office smash "Contact" (1997) and "Angel on My Shoulder" with Gwen Welles (1998). Nilsson continued to exercise his talent in the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like the Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy blockbuster "Shrek 2" (2004), "The Girl Next Door" (2004), "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005) starring Cillian Murphy, the Ray Romano and Chris Wedge smash hit "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006) and "Little Man" (2006). Nilsson last provided music for "I Miei Primi Quarant'Anni." Nilsson was married to Diane Clatworthy and had seven children. Harry Nilsson passed away in January 1994 at the age of 53.

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 Skidoo (1968) Tower guard
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Born and raised in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York
1944:
Father abandoned family
1952:
With mother and half-sister, took bus trip to California; settled in Colton
1956:
Returned East to Lonog Island; mother was on the lam for passing bad checks
1957:
Hitchhiked to California where mother was living; discovered she'd been jailed for forgery
1960:
Began singing demos
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wife:
Diane Clatworthy. Mother of Nilsson's oldest son Zak.
wife:
Una Nilsson. Survived him.

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mother:
Betty Nilsson. Waitress, songwriter. Nilsson recorded two songs she wrote; she was married and divorced six times after Nilsson's father abandoned family.
half-brother:
Gary Nilsson.
son:
Zak Nilsson. Mother, Diane Clatworthy.
son:
Beau Nilsson.
son:
Ben Nilsson.
daughter:
Annie Nilsson.
daughter:
Olivia Nilsson.
son:
Kief Nilsson.
son:
Oscar Harry Nilsson. Born February 23, 1991.
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