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Haakon Robert Nielsen (1917 - 2007)

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Haakon Robert (Robert) "Barry Nelson" Nielsen
Born in Alameda, California, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 – April 7, 2007) was an American actor, noted as the first actor to portray Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond.

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Haakon Robert (Barry) Nelson Nielsen was born 16 Apr 1917 in Alameda, California, United States.[1] He was the son of Ted Nielsen and Betsy Christofesen.

Contested Mother

The mother connected, Betsy (Kristoffersdatter) Aase, has many reasons to believe false but only the marriage to a person with the same name as the father to say she is correct. The connection is suspect and chould not be counted as true at this time.Byers-779 06:57, 26 May 2017 (EDT)

Education and Career

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1941, Nelson was signed to MGM after being spotted by a talent scout. He appeared in a number of films for the studio in 1942, including "Shadow of the Thin Man," "Johnny Eager" and "Dr. Kildare's Victory." He also landed the leading role in "A Yank on the Burma Road," playing a cab driver who decides to lead a convoy of trucks for the Chinese government.

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Nelson had two wives, actress Teresa Celli, married in 1951 and later divorced, and Nansilee ("Nansi") Hoy, married in 1992, to whom he was married until his death. Nelson and his second wife divided their time between homes in New York and France. He did not have any children from either marriage.[2]

Death and Burial

He died 7 Apr 2007 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States and was buried in Lansdale Cemetery, Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA, Plot: New Sec A Crypt # 24.[3]


  1. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Haakon R Nielsen, 16 Apr 1917; citing Alameda, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  3. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Robert H Nielson, 2007; Burial, Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Lansdale Cemetery; citing record ID 112969849, Find a Grave,
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 May 2017), Robert Neilsen in household of Ted Neilsen, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 185, sheet 4A, line 1, family 85, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 108; FHL microfilm 2,339,843.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 May 2017), Robert H Nielsen in household of Ted Nielsen, Councilmanic District 6, Oakland, Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61-226, sheet 1B, line 43, family 16, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 437.
  • "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Robert H Nielsen, enlisted 13 Sep 1943, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) ( : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

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On 25 May 2017 at 07:46 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

Isnt it
  • Barry Nelson on Find A Grave: Memorial #18915609
  • Q443790#P535
    • Burial: Beechwood Cemetery, Hulmeville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • compare Find A Grave: Memorial #112969849 retrieved Robert H Nielson aka A/K/A Barry Nelson
    • Burial: Lansdale Cemetery, Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: New Sec A Crypt # 24


UPDATE: asked the creator of memorial 112969849 if he is speaking about Nielsen-5475 see link

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