Kristin Nelson

Actor, Film costumer designer

1945 –

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Who is Kristin Nelson?

Kristin Nelson is an American primitive painter, actress and author, once married to the actor and musician Ricky Nelson.

The daughter of the American football star Tom Harmon and the actress Elyse Knox, she married Nelson in 1963 and joined their family television show. The couple had four children, but their extravagant lifestyle forced Nelson to tour for long periods, placing great pressure on the marriage. A long-fought divorce was finally granted before Nelson's death in an air-crash in 1985.

In 1988, she married Mark Tinker, who encouraged her to paint. Her brightly coloured primitives found favour with Jacqueline Kennedy and Mia Farrow, among other celebrities, and they form the basis of her coffee-table autobiography Out of My Mind.

The actor Mark Harmon is her brother and the actress Kelly Harmon is her sister.

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Born
Jun 25, 1945
United States of America
Also known as
  • Kristin Harmon
  • Sharon Kristin Harmon
  • Kris Nelson
  • Kristin Nelson Tinker
  • Kristen Nelson
  • Kris Harmon
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Siblings
Spouses
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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