Gary Nelson (director)

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Gary Nelson
Born 1934 (age 82–83)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Film director, television director

Gary Nelson (born January 1934) is an American television and film director. He has directed many well-known television series, including Gunsmoke, The Patty Duke Show, Gilligan's Island and Happy Days. In addition, Nelson has directed five feature films, including two for Walt Disney Pictures, and many television movies, including Murder in Coweta County starring Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith.

In 1978, Nelson was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directoral Achievement for Washington: Behind Closed Doors.

Nelson was born in Los Angeles, California. He was married to actress Judi Meredith, who died in April 2014, and has two sons.

Nelson has semi-retired, but continues to occasionally guest lecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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