February 24, 2013 |
He delivered a forgotten harmonica to Stevie Wonder onstage at the Grammy Awards, supplied a shoulder to lean on for a post-hip-surgery Gregory Peck at the Oscars and served as a human Xanax for hundreds of other stars in the most terrifying and exhilarating moments of their careers. Stage manager Dency Nelson, 61, works behind the scenes at the Oscars, plus at times the Grammys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards and other shows. This year will mark his 25th - and last, he said - Academy Awards, as he plans to retire from one of show business' least known but most stressful gigs.
September 26, 1986
Gary R. Nelson has been installed as the 77th president of the San Diego Rotary Club.
August 26, 1987 |
A man apparently angry because he was refused entry to the FBI's Portland office hurled a rock through two windows of the facility Tuesday, shattering glass in the reception area. Gary Nelson Wilkins, 28, was taken into custody for psychiatric evaluation, an FBI official said. No injuries were reported.
March 8, 1987
Construction has started on the $10-million, 162-room Sheraton Resort and Convention Center in Prescott, Ariz. The developer of the hotel on the Yavapai Indian Reservation at Arizona 89 and 69 is W. R. Grace Development Co. The architect is Gary Nelson Associates Architects Inc., Phoenix. Completion is targeted for next February. The hotel will have extensive resort and convention facilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2003 |
A man who died in police custody over the weekend was hogtied when he resisted arrest, authorities said. The order by Sgt. Tony Ennis to hogtie James Gary Nelson, 35, came after four officers put wrist and leg restraints on the suspect, who continued to kick and resist, Det. Mary DeGeare said. The practice has been banned in the Bakersfield Police Department since 1995. Authorities say they believe the man was high on methamphetamine when restrained and then stopped breathing.