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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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All My Children
All My Children Rachel Gurney
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Sister Berthe
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle Sarah Dolittle
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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
- Episode dated 22 April 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)
Mrs. Elderberry
- Reverend Bemis's Altar Ego (1976) ... Mrs. Elderberry
 1972 The Other
Mrs. Rowe
 1968 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Mrs. Hildebrand
- Lucky Luke (1968) ... Mrs. Hildebrand
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Sister Benedict
- Days of Grace (1967) ... Sister Benedict
 1966 The Trouble with Angels
Sister Elizabeth
 1965 Many Happy Returns (TV Series)
Mr.s Rogers
- The Diamond (1965) ... Mr.s Rogers
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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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Not only had a major career on the Broadway Stage but was a top attraction in the best Nightclubs across the country. See more »

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