Portia Nelson (I) (1920–2001)

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Portia Nelson was born on May 27, 1920 in Brigham City, Utah, USA as Betty Mae Nelson. She is known for her work on The Sound of Music (1965), Doctor Dolittle (1967) and The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (1967). She died on March 6, 2001 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Sound of Music Sister Berthe
Doctor Dolittle Sarah Dolittle
The Other Mrs. Rowe


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 1983-1991 All My Children (TV Series)
Rachel Gurney / Mrs. 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
- Episode dated 21 January 1983 (1983) ... Mrs. Gurney
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
 1980 Can't Stop the Music
Law Office Receptionist
 1979 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series short)
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 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
 1965 The Sound of Music
Sister Berthe
 1965 Many Happy Returns (TV Series)
Mrs. Rogers
- The Diamond (1965) ... Mrs. Rogers
 1962 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
- Holiday Time at Disneyland (1962) ... Caroler
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She acted in Sandy Wilson's musical, "The Boy Friend," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Barbara Ashley and Stuart Damon in the cast. See more »

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Adopted first name Portia because friends called her by that name, after the main character in the radio soap opera "Portia Faces Life". See more »

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