|Birth Day:||September 15, 1919|
|Death Date:||May 1, 2004 (age 84)|
As per our current Database, Nelson Gidding died on May 1, 2004 (age 84).
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He matriculated from Harvard University.
Gidding was born in New York and attended school at Phillips Exeter Academy; as a young man he was friends with Norman Mailer. After graduating from Harvard University, he entered the Army Air Forces in World War II as the navigator on a B-26. His plane was shot down over Italy, but he survived; he spent 18 months as a POW but effected an escape. Returning from the war, in 1946 he published his only novel, End Over End, begun while captive in a German prison camp.
In 1949, Gidding married Hildegarde Colligan; together they had a son, Joshua Gidding, who today is a Seattle writer and college professor.
After the death of his first wife on June 13, 1995, in 1998 Gidding married Chun-Ling Wang, a Chinese immigrant.
Gidding taught at USC until his death from congestive heart failure at a Santa Monica hospital in 2004.
Currently, Nelson Gidding is 102 years, 0 months and 13 days old. Nelson Gidding will celebrate 103rd birthday on a Thursday 15th of September 2022.
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