Ralph Nelson

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Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 21, 1987 (71)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Dec 21, 1987 (71)

About

Cutting-edge director of several racially provocative films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Before Fame

He was a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps (the predecessor of the Air Force) during World War II.

Trivia

He also directed safer comedies with Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth.

Family Life

He was married to Celeste Holm.

Associated With

His 1963 film Lilies of the Field earned Sidney Poitier an Oscar for Best Actor, which was the first time a black man won that award.

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