Follies. Musical/drama. Written by Stephen Sondheim
. Note: Mr. Nelson was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Featured Actor.
1 Interview |
Gene Berg | Eugene A. Nelson
6' (1.83 m)
Did You Know?
I was happier directing than I've ever been doing anything else. That form of creativity is very rewarding and I liked it a lot. Both careers were incomplete. I feel unfulfilled in either one. I didn't become the star I wanted to be.
First wife Miriam Franklin
(nee Frankel) was a specialty film dancer from Broadway ("Panama Hattie"). Married in 1941, she worked in Hollywood while Gene served in the Army. He joined her later and she was instrumental in helping him work up his innovative dance routines on film.