eorge Nader (Oct 19,1921 - Feb 4,2002)
Height: 6'1" or 1m85 cm
Born in Pasadena, Ca., as George
Garfield Nader Jr., the son of Alice (née Scott), who was from Kansas, and
George G. Nader, who was from Illinois.
This led to several unbilled roles in a handful of movies that attracted the attention of director Phil Tucker who signed Nader for the lead in the infamous 3D thriller Robot Monster (AKA Monsters from the Moon and Monster From Mars)(1953). Soundclip on this page is from this movie (used by permission The Bad Movie Website)
Golden Globe award winner (1954)
for "Most Promising Newcomer," he was often found no match in
contension with more famous leading men, such Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis
or Jeff Chandler.
Nader’s screen career was virtually over by the end of the 1950s. Eager to project a heterosexual image the studio used arranged dates for Nader with several actresses.
But in the mid 1960s, 'Confidential Magazine', threatened to publish the details of Nader's homosexuality. Supposedly the studio try to cut a deal. His career in Hollywood all but dead, Nader moved to Europe, where he continued to work steadily as he appeared in several German-Italian co-productions as FBI agent Jerry Cotton. The series (8 movies) proved immensely popular and still has a large cult following (In april 2000 Nader was honored with a Jerry Cotton film retrospective in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany).
In 1972 the couple returned
to the States to divide their time between Palm
Springs, CA and Hawaii. He retired in 1974 after sustaining an eye injury in a
car accident and developing
Only in 1986 after
the dead of Rock Hudson Nader and
Hudson left most of his estate to them.
Nader's last public appearance wat at the 1st Annual Palm
Springs Film Noir Festival in May 2001 where he received a standing ovation
following the screening of the British film "Nowhere to Go",
co-starring Maggie Smith.
Last updated May 20, 2016
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