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 George Nader

George Nader

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 4 Feb 2002 (aged 80)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Cenotaph Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA
Memorial ID 6171638 · View Source
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Actor. George Nader was born in Pasadena, California, and began his film career in 1950. He appeared in productions at the Pasadena Playhouse, that led to a number of small film roles in 1951 and 1952. His break came in his first starring role, "Robot Monster", released in 1953. His rugged looks won him a Universal Studios contract in the 1950's, and in turn, he made several films for Universal. He won a Golden Globe Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" in 1955. His films of that period included 1954's "Carnival Story", "Sins of Jezebel" and 1956's "Away All Boats". In the late 1950s, he moved to television, and appeared in several series including "The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen," "Man and the Challenge" and "Shannon." He also appeared several times on "The Loretta Young Show", a dramatic anthology series. In the mid-1950s, rumors about Nader's private life began to surface. The news reached the editors of a scandal sheet called Confidential magazine, which threatened to publish the details of Nader's supposed relationship with Rock Hudson. In fact, Nader's companion was Mark Miller who would later become Hudson's personal secretary. It was whispered at the time that the studio cut a deal and agreed to fire Nader if the information about Hudson was kept quiet. Whatever the truth, Nader's career in Hollywood was ended. He and Miller moved to Europe, where Nader found steady work in films. In the 1970's, Nader was involved in a serious auto accident, where he suffered an eye injury, which made him very sensitive to the bright lights of movie sets. After damage to his eye made it difficult to endure an acting career, Nader began a career as a writer of science fiction. His 1978 novel "Chrome" is probably the first science fiction novel to center on a homosexual love affair, and the first to have substantial homosexual erotic scenes. According to Variety Magazine's Army Archerd, Nader had completed a book called "The Perils of Paul", about the gay community in Hollywood, which he did not want published until after his death. Nader and Miller eventually returned to the United States, and settled in Palm Springs, California. Stricken by medical problems, Nader was hospitalized in September, 2001. He died at Woodland Hills, California of cardiac-pulmonary failure, pneumonia, and multiple cerebral infarctions. Nader was survived by Miller, his cousins Sally Kubly and Roberta Cavell, and his nephew, actor Michael Nader ("Dynasty" & "All My Children"). Following a private service, Nader was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea, however, Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cathedral City (Palm Springs) houses a cenotaph honoring Mr. Nader, along with his partner Mark Miller, as well as Rock Hudson.

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  • Added: 11 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6171638
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Nader (19 Oct 1921–4 Feb 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6171638, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cathedral City), Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .