Who is Henry Nelson Elliott?
Henry Nelson Elliott is the father of Sam Elliott. He was born in El Paso, Texas, around 1911. His mother was Leona Pack and his father was Hardy Bishop Elliott.
On February 11, 1966, Henry Nelson Elliott passed away in Multnomah, Oregon, USA.
In 1933, Henry started his employment with the federal government. He was also a conservationist, fisherman, and hunter. He’s a member of the Izaak Walton League of America.
Henry Nelson Elliott Son
Henry’s son is Samuel Pack Elliott, commonly known as Sam Elliott. He is an American actor.
Sam is the recipient of a couple of accolades. This includes a National Board of Review Award, and has been nominated for 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award.
Sam is known for his distinctive deep, resonant, sonorous voice, full mustache, and lanky physique.
He started his movie career with small roles in season 5 of Mission: Impossible, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Way West.
He also guest-starred on TV in the shows The Shadow Riders, Murder in Texas, and Western Gunsmoke.
Sam Elliott Early Life
Sam Elliott was born at the Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, California, on August 9, 1944.
His mother was a high school teacher and physical training instructor, Glynn Mamie. On the other hand, his father worked as a predator control specialist for the Department of the Interior, Henry Nelson Elliott.
Originally, Sam’s parents were from El Paso, Texas. He also has an ancestor who served as a surgeon at the Battle of San Jacinto.
When he was 13 years old, Sam moved from California to Portland, Oregon with his family.
Sam moved to Los Angeles in the late 1960s to pursue a career in acting. Sam’s father had discouraged him from doing this since he wanted him to get a college degree.
According to Sam, his father was a realist. He remembered his dad saying that Sam will only get a small chance of starting a career in Hollywood.
Sam also said that he thanked his dad every day for the work ethic that he had fashioned.
While studying acting, Elliott worked in construction. He also served in the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard.
Sam Elliott Personal Life
In 1984, Sam married Katharine Ross. Katharine is also an actress. In 1969, she starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where he met Sam.
However, the two only started dating until 1978 when they both starred in The Legacy.
The couple has a daughter named Cleo Rose Elliott. She was born on September 17, 1984. Today, Cleo is a musician in Malibu, California.
Sam and Katharine live on a seaside ranch in Malibu. They bought this property in the 1970s. Aside from that, Sam also has a property in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
In 2012, Sam’s mother died at the age of 96. After his mother’s death, he took ownership of his childhood home in northeast Portland.