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Harmon Nelson (1907–1975)

Harmon Oscar Nelson Jr. was a musician best known for being the legendary inspiration for Bette Davis' claimed nicknaming of the Academy Award statuette "Oscar," although the story likely is apocryphal as his nickname was "Ham." Davis' high school sweetheart, Ham (or "Oscar") Harmon married Bette on August 18, 1932. They divorced seven years later. ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1938 For Auld Lang Syne (Documentary short)
Himself (uncredited)
 1937 A Day at Santa Anita (Short)
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 1935 A Dream Comes True (Documentary short)
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 2006 Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (TV Movie documentary)
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 1994 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Davis's First Husband
- Bette Davis: If Looks Could Kill (1994) ... Himself - Davis's First Husband
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Trivia:

In the 1940 copyright filing, he is credited with creating the music for the famous Jello jingle where five notes accompany the five letters of the name, "J-E-L-L-O!". See more »

Nickname:

Oscar

Star Sign:

Cancer

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