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actor , director

Conrad Nagel, American actor, director. Served as seaman United States Navy, World War I.; Member Actors Equity Association, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (founder, past president, honorary life; Mason (Shriner), Elk.

Background

Nagel, Conrad was born on March 16, 1897 in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. Son of Frank and Frances (Murphy) Nagel.

Education

B.O., Highland Park College, Des Moines, 1914.

Career

;Margaret; married second, Lynn Merrick (division March 1947). Married 3d, Michael Coulson Smith, 1955. Began with Princess Stock Company, Des Moines, later appeared in The Natural Law, Experience, The Man Who Came Back, Forever After.

Appeared numerous motion pictures, since 1919. Silent and talking pictures include Midsummer Madness, What Every Woman Knows, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, 1924, Tin Hats, 1926, Quality Street, Dynamite, The Swan, Sacred Flame, Navy Spy, Gold Racket, 1937. Director Love Takes Flight.

Narrator One Million B.C., United Artists-Roach. Stage appearances, 1933-1970, The First Apple, The Shining Hour, Skin of Our Teeth (Pulitzer prize play) State of the Union (Pulitzer prize play), Tomorrow the World, A Goose for the Gander, For Love or Money, Goodbye My Fancy, The Captains and the Kings. Appeared on New York stage in Tomorrow the World, 1944.

Became director Silver Theatre radio broadcasts, 1937, host Celebrity Time, ABC-television, 1948. Host on Broadway to Hollywood television show. Director Radio Reader’s Digest, 1941-1945.

Past president Motion Picture Relief Fund.

Membership

Served as seaman United States Navy, World War I. Member Actors Equity Association, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (founder, past president, honorary life. Mason (Shriner), Elk.

Clubs: Hollywood Athletic, Riviera Country (Hollywood).

Connections

Married Ruth Helms, 1919 (divorced 1935).; married second, Lynn Merrick (divorced March 1947).

father:
Frank Nagel

mother:
Frances (Murphy) Nagel

spouses:
Lynn Merrick

Ruth Helms