“Forgotten Hollywood”- Television Loses Another Actor…

Posted on August 10, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Ed Nelson was best known for his noted role as Dr. Michael Rossi in the long-running ABC television series Peyton Place. Late in the run, after many of the actors left the program, he received top billing. However, he guest-starred in numerous small screen shows, more than fifty motion pictures, and hundreds of stage productions.

Ed_Nelson    Early in his career, Ed worked with famed B-movie producer Roger Corman. But, it was television where the durable actor excelled. Nelson was cast in episodes of such Westerns as Maverick, Wagon Train, Have Gun-Will Travel, GunsmokeThe Rifleman, Laramie, and Bonanza. He appeared on drama and adventure series too, including The Fugitive, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and two episodes of Perry Mason. During the 1980s, Nelson took on the role of Senator Mark Denning in the daytime soap opera Capitol.     ED NELSON  —->

   In his later life, Nelson taught acting in Louisiana at Tulane University. During interviews, he expressed great joy that his face was familiar to audiences, while his name remained in relative obscurity.

   Ed Nelson was 85.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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