Kay Nelson née Bushard was a Hollywood costume designer whose first film was Up in Mabel's Room in 1944. Over the next 17 years she provided the costumes for such films as Leave Her to Heaven (1945), Boomerang, Miracle on 34th Street and Gentleman's Agreement (all 1947) and A Letter to Three Wives (1949).
She was Married to Lyle Wheeler, Art Director at 20th Century Fox
Her last film was the British crime drama "The Mark" in 1961.
- Sova, Dawn B. Women in Hollywood: from vamp to studio head, p. 85 (1998) ("Kay Nelson earned a nomination in the color category for Mother Is a Freshman (1949).")
- Kay Nelson at the Internet Movie Database
- Kay Nelson costume designs for A lion is in the streets, 1953, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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