Nelson Gidding (1919–2004)

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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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Known For

(1971)
The Haunting Writer
(1963)
(1958)
(1959)

Filmography

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 1993 The Mummy Lives (screenplay)
 1991 Journey of Honor (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 The Misfit Brigade (screenplay)
 1983 Casablanca (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Cashier and the Belly Dancer (1983) ... (written by)
 1983 I Want to Live (TV Movie) (1958 screenplay)
 1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (screenplay)
 1975 The Hindenburg (screenplay)
 1972 Banyon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lady Killer (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (screenplay)
 1970 Skullduggery (screenplay)
 1966 Lost Command (screenplay)
 1963 The Haunting (screenplay)
 1963 Nine Hours to Rama (writer)
 1962 Lisa
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Reunion (1960) ... (story)
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow (screenplay by)
 1958 I Want to Live! (screenplay)
 1958 Onionhead (screenplay)
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (original screenplay)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1957) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Easy Going Man (1957) ... (teleplay)
- The Life You Save (1957) ... (written by)
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode)
- Nick and Letty (1956) ... (adaptation)
  Casablanca (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1956) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956) (written by - 1 episode, 1955)
- Deadlock! (1956) ... (writer)
- Satan's Veil (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Fateful Night (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Family Dispute (1955) ... (written by)
- Hand of Fate (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hand of Fate (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Last Mail from Last Chance (1955) ... (writer)
- Rebellion in the North (1955) ... (writer)
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1955 William Tell (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1954 President for a Day (TV Movie) (writer)
  Inner Sanctum (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1954) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1954)
- Pattern of Fear (1954)
- Lost in the Dark (1954)
- Port of Regrets (1954) ... (teleplay)
 1954 The Stranger (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Operation Arabia (1954)
 1953 The Triangle (story segment "American Duel")
 1953 The Web (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Encore (1953) ... (written by)
 1953 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- American Duel (1953) ... (story)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Terrible Tempered Tolliver (1952) ... (story)
 1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Harriet Quimby (1952) ... (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "End Over End".

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Spouse:

Chun-Ling Wang  (his death) | 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:

He was considered by Gene Roddenberry and Robert H. Justman to hire as a staff writer for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Gidding wasn't interested in a staff position, but was willing to contribute to either the pilot or a future episode, despite pitching a story idea, nothing ultimately materialized. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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