Gary Nelson (director)
1934 (age 83–84)|
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 Get Smart, Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, The Patty Duke Show, Gilligan's Island and Happy Days. In addition, Nelson has directed five feature films, including Disney's Freaky Friday (1976), 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 has semi-retired, but continues to occasionally guest lecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
- Molly and Lawless John (1972)
- Santee (1973)
- Freaky Friday (1976)
- The Black Hole (1979)
- Nighthawks (1981) (uncredited)
- Jimmy the Kid (1982)
- Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)
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