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Nelson Gidding (1919–2004)

Born in New York and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard, Nelson Gidding said that he had been interested in writing ever since he was a child and had a poem published in the Boy Scouts magazine ("That was as recently as the mid-'20s!" he laughed). A POW during World War II, Gidding began writing his first (and only) book "End Over End... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Haunting
The Haunting Writer
(1963)
The Andromeda Strain
(1971)
I Want to Live!
(1958)
The Hindenburg
(1975)

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 1955-1957 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series) (story editor - 52 episodes)
- Blind Justice (1957) ... (story editor)
- Scourge of the Wilderness (1957) ... (story editor)
- The Black Ace (1957) ... (story editor)
- Border Action (1956) ... (story editor)
- The Williwaw (1956) ... (story editor)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "End Over End".

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about The Haunting (1963)] I thought [the house] was a wonderful house, just perfect . . . and the way [Robert Wise] shot it was great. He made the house a character . . . It was actually a hotel, before it was a hotel I don't know what it was. But it had its own private ghost!

Trivia:

Mr. Gidding remarried in 1998. He is the father of Joshua Gidding, a writer and college professor in New York. He is a longtime friend of director Robert Wise. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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