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Portia Nelson

org, 1920-2001 US, Brigham City, Utah
Singer / Songwriter of Jazz, Pop and Soundtrack
A.k.a. Betty Mae Nelson Betty Nelson

Portia Nelson (May 27, 1920 – March 6, 2001) was an American popular singer, songwriter, actress, and author. She was best known for her appearances in the most prestigious 1950s cabarets, where she sang an elegant repertoire in a soprano noted for its silvery tone, perfect diction, intimacy, and meticulous attention to words. In 1965 she portrayed the cantankerous Sister Berthe in the film version of The Sound of Music; she also had a minor role as Sarah in the musical Doctor Dolittle; on TV’s All My Children Nelson played the long-running role of nanny Mrs. Gurney. Her book of poetic musings, There’s a Hole in My Sidewalk: The Romance of Self-Discovery, became a mainstay of twelve-step programs.

        
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • Rock
Plays With
The Lords
Popular Tracks   
Maria on The Sound Of Music by Rodgers & Hammerstein & Julie Andrews
Overture / Preludium (Dixit Dominus) - Medley on The Sound Of Music by Rodgers & Hammerstein & Julie Andrews
Processional And Maria (The Wedding) on The Sound Of Music by Rodgers & Hammerstein & Julie Andrews
Morning Hymn / Alleluia - Medley on The Sound Of Music by Rodgers & Hammerstein & Julie Andrews
Overture / Preludium (Dixit Dominus) / Morning Hymn / Alleluia - Medley on The Sound Of Music by Rodgers & Hammerstein & Julie Andrews
Oklahoma!: The Surrey with the Fringe on Top on Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers & Musical Cast Recording
Oklahoma!: Kansas City on Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers & Musical Cast Recording
Oklahoma!: The Farmer and the Cowman on Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers & Musical Cast Recording
You're All The World To Me on Sunday In New York by Portia Nelson
The Boys from Syracuse: Falling in Love with Love on The Boys from Syracuse by Richard Rodgers & Studio Cast of The Boys from Syracuse (1953)

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
This Life - Her Songs And Her FriendsPortia Nelson1996Album
Remind MePortia Nelson Featuring The Norman Paris Trio1973Album
Picadilly PicklePortia Nelson & The Lords1968Single
Picadilly PicklePortia Nelson & The Lords1968Album
The Boys From SyracusePortia Nelson And Jack Cassidy1956Album
Let Me Love YouPortia Nelson1956Album
Jerome Kern's RobertaJoan Roberts • Jack Cassidy • Kaye Ballard • Portia Nelson • Stephen Douglass • Frank Rogier1956Album
Autumn LeavesPortia Nelson Love Songs With The Norman Paris Trio1956Album
Love Songs For A Late EveningPortia Nelson1953Album
Yesterdays / Lovely To Look AtPortia Nelson / Joan Roberts And Stephen Douglass1952Album
On Your ToesPortia Nelson, Jack Cassidy In Rodgers & Hart1952Album
Jerome Kern's RobertaJoan Roberts • Jack Cassidy • Kaye Ballard • Portia Nelson • Stephen Douglass • Frank Rogier1952Album
Pica Picante / SunnyPortia Nelson & The LordsSingle
Hits From "On Your Toes"Portia Nelson And Jack Cassidy With Chorus And Orchestra Conducted By Lehman EngelSingle
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