- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (11,17)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Limitation 2
American actor, Universal Studio's leading man in 1950, remembered for his first starring role, in the low-budget 3-D sci-fi film "Robot Monster" (1953), known as "one of the worst films ever made". Internationally known, he made a decade's worth of films abroad. Nader’s films include "Rustlers on Horseback," "Carnival Story" and "Six Bridges to Cross." He also played character roles on TV. Nader produced and directed one film, "Walk by the Sea" in 1963.
In the mid 1960s, news of Nader’s private life reached the editors of scandal sheet Confidential, which threatened to publish the details of Nader’s supposed relationship with Rock Hudson. According to many Hollywood whispers, the studio cut a deal and agreed to fire Nader if the information about Hudson was suppressed. Nader then moved to Europe, where he appeared in a number of films, including a series of German-made adventures in which he played FBI agent Jerry Cotton.
Nader’s lifetime companion was Mark Miller, whom he had met in 1947 and they remained together since. The couple had met Rock Hudson in early 1951 and became good friends: neither was involved with Rock sexually. Hudson later named Nader one of the heirs to his estate.
After retiring from acting in 1973, Nader took up writing. His books include the 1978 science-fiction novel "Chrome" and "The Perils of Paul," a novel about gays in Hollywood that he co-wrote with Miller and did not want published until after his death. Nader came out of the closet in 1986.
A longtime resident of Palm Springs, he had developed a bacterial infection in September 2001 following a trip to Hawaii. He died at 80 of cardio-pulmonary failure, on 4 February 2002 in Woodland Hills, California. Tony Curtis called Nader "one of the kindest and most generous men I've ever known." "George has filled my life with happiness that knows no bounds," said Miller, Nader's partner of 55 years. "He is the most loyal and faithful friend and partner anyone could have."