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 Ed Nelson

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Ed Nelson Famous memorial

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
9 Aug 2014 (aged 85)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID
134254910 View Source

Actor. He was a prolific actor who became a familiar face to television audiences over 40 years, notably as a star of the prime-time soap opera 'Peyton Place'. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, but left after two years to study acting in New York City. He returned to his hometown to work in local television before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He served in the Navy as a radioman on the light cruiser Dayton. His television career began in the mid-1950s when he appeared in scores of popular shows, many of them westerns, such as 'Bat Masterson', 'Have Gun - Will Travel', 'Gunsmoke', 'Rawhide' and 'The Rifleman'. His other credits included 'The Detectives', 'The Untouchables', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Fugitive', 'The F.B.I.', 'Rockford Files' and Quincy, M.E.', however his most prominent role came as Michael Rossi, a New York doctor who sets up practice in the fictional town of 'Peyton Place' which ran from 1964 to 1969 on ABC, where he appeared in 436 episodes of the popular soap opera.

Actor. He was a prolific actor who became a familiar face to television audiences over 40 years, notably as a star of the prime-time soap opera 'Peyton Place'. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, but left after two years to study acting in New York City. He returned to his hometown to work in local television before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He served in the Navy as a radioman on the light cruiser Dayton. His television career began in the mid-1950s when he appeared in scores of popular shows, many of them westerns, such as 'Bat Masterson', 'Have Gun - Will Travel', 'Gunsmoke', 'Rawhide' and 'The Rifleman'. His other credits included 'The Detectives', 'The Untouchables', 'The Twilight Zone', 'The Fugitive', 'The F.B.I.', 'Rockford Files' and Quincy, M.E.', however his most prominent role came as Michael Rossi, a New York doctor who sets up practice in the fictional town of 'Peyton Place' which ran from 1964 to 1969 on ABC, where he appeared in 436 episodes of the popular soap opera.

Bio by: Louis du Mort

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 12 Aug 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 134254910
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134254910/ed-nelson: accessed ), memorial page for Ed Nelson (21 Dec 1928–9 Aug 2014), Find a Grave Memorial ID 134254910; Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend; Maintained by Find a Grave.