Kay Nelson

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Kay Nelson
Occupation costume designer
Years active 1944-1961
Spouse(s) Lyle R. Wheeler (March 17, 1949)-?

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

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design (Color) for Mother Is a Freshman (1949).[1]

Her last film was the British crime drama The Mark in 1961.


  1. ^ 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).")

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