(written from a Production point of view)
She is married to "The Corbomite Maneuver" director Joseph Sargent, and aside from her appearance in "The Deadly Years" and a guest appearance on The Beverly Hillbillies,"Red Skelton Show", "Run for Your Life" "The Lucille Ball Show" most of her acting appearances have been under her husband's direction.
These include the acclaimed 1974 film The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (also featuring Bill Cobbs) and such made-for-television movies as Man on a String (1972, with William Schallert, James B. Sikking, Garry Walberg, and Byron Morrow), The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973, with Lawrence Pressman and Bill Zuckert), Memorial Day (1983, with Alan Oppenheimer and Bert Remsen), and Ivory Hunters (1990, with Tony Todd).
Nelson has since retired from acting and formed the Free Arts Clinic for Abused Children that provides free classes in all the arts such as writing, acting, dance,music to over 300,000 children a year. Her husband continues to win awards for his films at HBO and direct television movies and other specials.