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Name:    Nelson, Oliver
Profession:  Entertainer
Category:  Cultural Life
Born/Started:    1932
Died/Ended:    1975
Description:    Oliver Nelson was born in St. Louis, graduated from Sumner High School and attended Washington and Lincoln Universities. He wrote scores for film sound-tracks, including the score for “A Walk on the Wild Side,” and also wrote scores for television series including “Ironsides,” “It Takes a Thief,” and “The Six Million Dollar Man.” Nelson also played in the big band era with Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and many others.

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