Gary Nelson (October 6, 1934 – May 25, 2022) was an American television and film director. He directed many television series, including Get Smart, Gunsmoke, Have Gun – Will Travel, The Patty Duke Show, Gilligan's Island and Happy Days. In addition, Nelson 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 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series on Washington: Behind Closed Doors.
Nelson was born in Los Angeles, California. He was married to actress Judi Meredith, who died on April 30, 2014; the couple had two sons.
During semi-retirement, Nelson continued to occasionally guest lecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[citation needed ] He died in Las Vegas on May 25, 2022, at the age of 87.
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