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RIP Actor Michael Nader, 76, Past Star of “All My Children,” “Dynasty,” “As the World Turns”

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Actor Michael Nader has died at age 76.

Nader famously appeared on “Dynasty” as Joan Collins’ lover, Dex Dexter, and on “All My Children,” as Dmitri Marick.

His earlier work included a stint on “As the World Turns.” Before that he had a recurring role on the TV series, “Gidget,” in the mid 60s (yes, opposite soon to be double Oscar winner Sally Field).

At the time of “Gidget,” Nader appeared as himself in a bunch of signature beach movies including the well titled “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.”

Twenty years ago Nader was arrested when he tried to sell coke to an undercover cop in a New York club. That got him bounced from “All My Children.” He’d had several run ins with the law before that. He’d grown up in Hollywood, going to Beverly Hills High School. His uncle was B actor George Nader.

Reports are Nader of an inoperable cancer. Condolences to family and friends.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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