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Nolte, Nicholas King (Nolte, Nick)

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Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors

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1941 - Born on February 6th in Omaha, Nebraska. Nicholas King Nolte is at his best playing troubled eccentrics, or tough characters with or without a heart of gold. He has had a long big-screen career, in films from 48 Hrs with Eddie Murphy to Martin Scorsese's third of New York Stories, from Down and Out in Beverly Hills to Streisand's The Prince of Tides.

1962 - He was convicted of selling counterfeit draft cards, and given a 45 years prison sentence, which the judge mercifully suspended. Nolte spent the next decade on probation, and became interested in acting when a friend took him to a local staging of Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman.

1966 - Married to Sheila Page.

1976 - Nolte's big break came with playwright William Inge's suicide. The famed author of Bus Stop and Splendor in the Grass took his own life on the opening night of Nolte's appearance in Inge's last play, The Last Pad, in Los Angeles. The play got lots of attention, and Nolte got great reviews that led to TV work, and eventually to the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, which made him a star at 35.

1978 - Married to Sharyn Haddad on May 10th.

         - Karen Ecklund, his girlfriend of 5 years, sued him for community property and support.

1984 - Married to Rebecca Linger on February 19th.

1992 - Chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

2002 - In September, he was arrested for driving under the influence of GHB. The arresting officer's report notes that Nolte was "completely out of it. He was drooling, [with] droopy eyes". Nolte's lawyer said he had ingested the drug unwittingly, as part of a "weight-lifting concoction".

2004 - Nolte was sued over the rape of a 15-year-old girl at his house, reportedly involving the drug GHB. Nolte was not home at the time, but was sued for negligence by the girl's parents, who allege that Nolte should have been "aware of the propensity" of a live-in security guard to provide "alcohol and/or drugs to minor children".


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