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Portia Nelson (I) (1920–2001)

Portia Nelson was born on May 27, 1920 in Brigham City, Utah, USA as Betty Mae Nelson. She was an actress, known for All My Children (1970), The Sound of Music (1965) and Doctor Dolittle (1967). She died on March 6, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 1983-1991 All My Children (TV Series)
Rachel Gurney
- Episode dated 18 March 1991 (1991) ... Rachel Gurney
- Episode dated 3 May 1983 (1983) ... Rachel Gurney
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
 1980 Can't Stop the Music
Law Office Receptionist
 1979 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Mrs. Verity
- The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1979) ... Mrs. Verity
 1976 Sara (TV Series)
Mrs. Doyle
- Lady (1976) ... Mrs. Doyle
 1976 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
 1972 The Other
Mrs. Rowe
 1968 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Mrs. Hildebrand
- Lucky Luke (1968) ... Mrs. Hildebrand
 1967 Doctor Dolittle
Sarah Dolittle
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Sister Benedict
- Days of Grace (1967) ... Sister Benedict
 1966 The Trouble with Angels
Sister Elizabeth
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 1965 The Sound of Music (performer: "Maria" (1959) - uncredited)
 1952 Montana Belle (writer: "The Gilded Lily" - uncredited)
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 1994 The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (Video documentary) (archival photographs)
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 1994 The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (Video documentary) (sincere appreciation)
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 1994 The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (Video documentary)
 1953 Nothing But the Best (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1953) ... Herself

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Almost Crazy (1955). Musical revue. Sketches by James Shelton, Hal Hackady [earliest Broadway credit] and Robert A. Bernstein. Music by Portia Nelson, Raymond Taylor and James Shelton. Lyrics by Portia Nelson, Raymond Taylor and James Shelton. Musical Director: Al Rickey. Music arranged by Ted Royal. Entire production staged by... See more »

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Portia Nelson is the author of the book "There's A Hole In My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self Discovery." Originally published in the 1970s, it was reissued in 1994. The title work appears on a poster in Dr. Maguire's office (Robin Williams) in the film Good Will Hunting (1997). See more »

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