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George Nader ACTOR

George Nader was born on October 19th, 1921 in Pasadena, California and developed an interest in acting while in High School.  Since he lived near Hollywood, it was not so hard to focus on a career as an actor.  He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Occidental College and then began to pursue acting fulltime.
Nader began by working as a stage actor at the Pasadena Playhouse and then was cast in some films with very minor roles.  Soon he was given his first big break in the film, "Robot Monster" (1953), which actually turned out to be unsuccessful at the box office, however for his career, it lead to a contract with Universal Pictures.
He was a very good looking man and very physically appealing, however so were many of universal Pictures other male contract actors and therefore, Nader was often not given the roles of his choice.
Some of his film roles in the early 50's were, "Sins of Jezebel" (1953), "Miss Robin Crusoe" ( 1954), "Four Guns to the Border" (1954), "The Second Greatest Sex" (1955) and "Congo Crossing" (1956).  He did slightly better in television being seen on such series as, "The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse" (1954) and "The Public Defender" (1954).  After being seen in the film, "Away All Boats" (1956) starring Jeff Chandler he began to turn his focus 100% to television.
George Nader is remembered for his role on the NBC adventure, "The Man and the Challenge" (1959-1960) and some of his later career role on, "Shannon" (1961-1962), "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (1972), "The F.B.I" (1972) and "Nakia" (1974).
Nader never formally married nor had any children of his own.  It came out in the media that he was actually homosexual and had a life partner, Mark Miller.  When his career in Hollywood proved itself to be coming to an end, he relocated to Europe with Miller and appeared in some European films  and also embarked on a career as a writer for Science Fiction novels such as his 1978 release, "Chrome".  His novels centered around homosexual situations.   
He returned back to live in the United States after dealing with a number of medical issues.  He passed away on February 4th, 2002 in Woodland Hills, California after suffering from cardiac pulmonary failure as well as pneumonia and a number of cerebral infractions.  His ashes were scattered at sea and he is survived by his partner, Miller. 


1974   Nakia

1973   Beyond Atlantis

1972   The F.B.I.

1972   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law

1969   Dead Body on Broadway 

1968   Death in the Red Jaguar

1968   Radhapura - Endstation der Verdammten 

1968   Death and Diamonds 

1967   House of 1,000 Dolls 

1967   The Million Eyes of Su-Muru

1967   Murderers Club of Brooklyn

1966   Die Rechnung - eiskalt serviert

1966   Um Null Uhr schnappt die Falle zu

1965   Mordnacht in Manhattan 

1965   MisiĆ³n Lisboa

1965   The Violin Case Murders 

1965   Burke's Law 

1965   The Human Duplicators 

1963   Zigzag 

1962   Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan 

1961-1962  Alfred Hitchcock Presents 

1961-1962  Shannon 

1961   The Andy Griffith Show 

1953-1961  The Loretta Young Show 

1960   Laramie 

1959-1960  The Man and the Challenge 

1958-1959  The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen 

1958   Nowhere to Go 

1958   Flood Tide

1958   The Female Animal

1957   Appointment with a Shadow

1957   Climax

1957   Joe Butterfly 

1957   Man Afraid

1954-1957  Lux Video Theatre 

1957   Four Girls in Town

1956   The Unguarded Moment

1956   Away All Boats 

1956   Congo Crossing

1955   Lady Godiva of Coventry

1955   The Second Greatest Sex 

1955   Six Bridges to Cross 

1954   Four Guns to the Border 

1954   Cavalcade of America

1954   Carnival Story 

1954   The Public Defender

1954   Out of Jules Verne

1954   The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

1954   Miss Robin Crusoe 

1950-1953  Fireside Theatre 

1953   McCoy of Abilene 

1953   Sins of Jezebel 

1953   Your Play Time

1953   Schlitz Playhouse

1953   Robot Monster 

1953   Your Jeweler's Showcase

1953   Down Among the Sheltering Palms 

1952   Gruen Guild Theater 

1952   Monsoon

1952   The Long Search 

1952   Big Town 

1952   Phone Call from a Stranger 

1951   Overland Telegraph 

1951   Two Tickets to Broadway

1951   The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel 

1951   Take Care of My Little Girl 

1951   The Prowler 

1951   You're in the Navy Now 

1950   Rustlers on Horseback

Matinee Classics - The Man and the Challenge starring George Nader, Jack Ging, Michael Masters, Joyce Meadows and Michael Keith
Matinee Classics - Overland Telegraph starring Tim Holt, Richard Martin, Gail Davis, Hugh Beaumont, Mari Blanchard, George Nader, Robert J. Wilke, Cliff Clark, Russell Hicks, Robert Bray and Fred Graham
Matinee Classics - Robot Monster starring George Nader, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle, John Mylong, Gregory Moffett, Pamela Paulson, George Barrows and John Brown
Matinee Classics - Carnival Story starring Anne Baxter, Steve Cochran, Lyle Bettger, George Nader, Jay C. Flippen, and Helene Stanley

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