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'Peyton Place' star Ed Nelson dies at 85

Ed Nelson

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Ed Nelson, who made his name as a star in ’60s soap opera Peyton Place, died on Saturday. He was 85.

Nelson co-starred with Mia Farrow and Dorothy Malone in Peyton Place, which premiered in 1964 and ran until 1969. He later starred in TV movie spinoffs of the series, Murder in Peyton Place and Peyton Place: The Next Generation.

The New Orleans native went on to play President Harry S. Truman in the touring show Give ‘em Hell, Harry! and appear in the 1998 Chinese film Who Am I? opposite action star Jackie Chan. Nelson has more than 100 film and television credits to his name, with his most recent role being a small part in 2003’s Runaway Jury.

Originally posted August 13 2014 — 9:37 AM EDT

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