Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1960-10-09 · Deathday: 1965-09-21 (4 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

22 Movies · 17 TV shows

Biography

Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (January 7, 1890 – September 21, 1965) was an American pulp magazine writer and entrepreneur who pioneered the American comic book, publishing the first such periodical consisting solely of original material rather than reprints of newspaper comic strips. Historian and author David Hajdu credits Wheeler-Nicholson as "the link between the pulps and what we know of as comics today." Long after his departure from the comic-book company he founded, Wheeler-Nicholson's National Allied Publications would evolve into DC Comics, one of the United States' two largest comic book publishers along with rival Marvel Comics. He was a 2008 Judges' Choice inductee into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

Personal Life

While studying at the École Supérieure de Guerre in Paris, France, after World War I, Wheeler-Nicholson met Elsa Sachsenhausen Björkbom. They were married in Koblenz, Germany in 1920. Their first child, Antoinette, was born in Stockholm, Sweden, his wife's home, in February 1921. Antoinette married on April 11, 1945, when Wheeler-Nicholson and his wife lived in Great Neck, New York, on Long Island.In 1923, their second child, daughter Marianne, was born. Son Malcolm was born in November 1926, in Rye, New York, son Douglas in 1928, and daughter Diane in 1932. Douglas married on September 2, 1955, by which time Wheeler-Nicholson and his wife were living in Bayside, Queens, New York City. The Major died in 1965 in New York City.Actress Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (sometimes credited as Dana Wheeler Nicholson), who has appeared in movies including Fletch and Tombstone, such TV series as Sex and the City, Friday Night Lights and Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the soap opera All My Children, is the daughter of Wheeler-Nicholson's son Douglas.

Early Life

Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born in Greeneville, Tennessee. His father, whose surname was Strain, died in 1894, after the birth of his second son, Malcolm's brother Christopher. Another sibling, a sister, died in 1894, when Malcolm was four. Their mother, Antoinette Wheeler, afterward moved to New York City, became a journalist, and later joined a start-up women's magazine in Portland, Oregon. By this time she had changed her last name to "Straham", a variant of "Strain", and upon marrying teacher T. J. B. Nicholson, who would become the boys' stepfather, reverted to her maiden name and appended her new married name. The brothers were raised in "an iconoclastic, intellectual household" where his family entertained such guests as Theodore Roosevelt and Rudyard Kipling.Wheeler-Nicholson spent his boyhood both in Portland and on a horse ranch in Washington state. Raised riding horses, he went on to attend the military academy The Manlius School in DeWitt, New York, and in 1917 joined the U.S. Cavalry as a second lieutenant. According to differing sources, he rose to become either "the youngest major in the Army", the youngest in the Cavalry, or, as per the family, one of the youngest in the Cavalry, at age 27, By his own account, he "chased bandits on the Mexican border, fought fevers and played polo in the Philippines, led a battalion of infantry against the Bolsheviki in Siberia, helped straighten out the affairs of the army in France [and] commanded the headquarters cavalry of the American force in the Rhine". His outposts included Japan; London, England; and Germany. After World War I, Wheeler-Nicholson was sent to study at Saint-Cyr in Paris, France.The Major's public criticism of Army command in an open letter to President Warren G. Harding, and his accusations against senior officers, led to countercharges, hearings, and a lawsuit against West Point Superintendent General Fred W. Sladen. Wheeler-Nicholson also was a victim of a shooting that his family called an Army-sanctioned assassination attempt and the Army called the mistake of a guard who mistook Wheeler-Nicholson for an intruder at another officer's home. It left him hospitalized with a bullet wound. Following this, Wheeler-Nicholson in June 1922 was convicted in a court-martial trial of violating the 96th Article of War in publishing the open letter. Although he was not demoted, his career was dead-ended. He resigned his commission in 1923. His $100,000 lawsuit against Sladen was dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court the following year.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Blue Miracle

Blue Miracle

2021
Casa Hogar was struggling to survive after the storm.

2018.

1 Movie
Miss Arizona

Miss Arizona

2018
A former pageant queen goes on an all-night adventure with four unlikely friends at a women's shelter.

2015.

1 Movie
6 Years

6 Years

4
2015
A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love begins to unraveling as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.

2013.

2 Movies
Parkland

Parkland

6
2013
The world changed on November 22nd, 1963, when young American President John F. Kennedy died in Texas. A group of people are forced to make split-second decisions after an event that will change their...
Winter in the Blood

Winter in the Blood

2013
A young, self-destructive Montana Blackfoot Indian, his mind drunk with alcohol and haunted by childhood memories, discovers that his wife has left him, taking with her his prize rifle. He set out to ...

2012.

1 TV show
TV
Nashville

Nashville

7.5
2012
Rayna Jaymes and Juliette Barnes face personal and professional challenges as they navigate their paths as artists and individuals. Their family, friends, lovers, and the up-and-coming performers tryi...

2011.

1 Movie
Blacktino

Blacktino

2011
The high school social scene is more difficult to navigate if you don't look like everyone else. Such is the case for a big boy. He is not the only one in this comedy.

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Dance with the One

Dance with the One

2010
Nate's little brother and hippie dad depend on him for literally everything, but the well-meaning, small time pot dealer Nate wants nothing more than to run away with Nikki, the love of his life, and ...
TV
The Deep End

The Deep End

2010
The tragedies and triumphs of five earnest twenty-something first-year associates fighting to stay afloat in one of Los Angeles' top law firms.

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation

2006
The health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food were examined in a dramatised way.
TV
Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

6.75
2006
In the small town of Dillon, Texas, high school football is everything.

2005.

1 TV show
TV
McBride

McBride

2005
McBride is a series of ten TV movies for the Hallmark Channel that premiered on January 14, 2005, and stars John Larroquette as a lawyer. It now appears regularly on the Hallmark Movie Channel. While ...

2004.

1 TV show
TV
Boston Legal

Boston Legal

5.81
2004
In an upscale Boston law firm, Alan Shore and Denny Crane lead a brigade of high-priced civil litigators in a series focusing on the professional and personal lives of brilliant but often emotionally ...

2003.

1 Movie
The Battle of Shaker Heights

The Battle of Shaker Heights

5.56
2003
A quirky teen with a penchant for war reenactments, Kelly Ernswiler obsesses over military tactics with his buddy Bart. The school bully is one of Kelly's regular headaches, and he also has to deal wi...

2002.

1 TV show
TV
Without a Trace

Without a Trace

6.83
2002
The FBI's Missing Persons Unit in New York City was the subject of the series.

2001.

2 TV shows
TV
Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

6.25
2001
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
TV
Grounded for Life

Grounded for Life

6.12
2001
After graduating from high school, Sean Finnerty got his girlfriend pregnant. At just 32 years old, he has found himself with his wife, 14-year-old daughter, two little boys, and a constant struggle b...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
Boston Public

Boston Public

3.5
2000
StevenHarper runs the school as best he can while dealing with the demands of the faculty, students and their parents.

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.06
1999
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...

1997.

2 Movies
Living in Peril

Living in Peril

4
1997
Walter and Linda are moving to L.A. To build a mansion for Harrison. A truck driver almost drove him off the road. Walter made a complaint. The driver is no longer employed by the company. Walter has ...
Nick and Jane

Nick and Jane

1997
N.Y. corporate Jane discovers her boyfriend John in bed with another woman, leaves building enraged and jumps into cab. Her driver is Nick. Jane and her friend Vickie have a plan - to make John jealou...

1996.

1 Movie
The Pompatus of Love

The Pompatus of Love

1996
Four guys sit around drinking beer and talking, trying to figure out the meaning of "the pompatus of love" (from the Steve Miller song "Joker") and analyzing their relationships with women.

1995.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Frank & Jesse

Frank & Jesse

1995
Frank and Jesse James took the oath of allegiance to the Union at the end of the Civil War. The James and Younger brothers, along with Bob and Charlie Ford, Clell Miller, and Arch Clements, decided to...
TV
The Single Guy

The Single Guy

1995
The Single Guy is a show.
Denise Calls Up

Denise Calls Up

1995
A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch by phone and fax. They are too busy to meet face to face. Jerry and Barbara hit it off beautifully via phone and fa...

1993.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI agents are not well known. Because he believes in the existence of aliens and the supernatural, Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk h...
The Night We Never Met

The Night We Never Met

1993
Sam has a problem with his roommates: they are disgusting, and don't seem to share his views on responsibility, privacy, and basic hygine. Such is his discomfort with his living arrangements that he a...
Tombstone

Tombstone

3.2
1993
In the thriving mining town of Tombstone, legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil in pursuit of their collective fortune. Earp is forced to wear a Ba...

1991.

1 Movie
NYPD Mounted

NYPD Mounted

1991
A cop from New York City becomes a partner with a cowboy.

1990.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Circuitry Man

Circuitry Man

1990
In a future where most humans have moved underground to escape the pollution, one of the few pleasures left is a kind of narcotic in the form of chips which can be plugged directly into the brain. Lor...
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
A murder is followed by a police investigation and prosecution.

1989.

1 TV show
TV
Seinfeld

Seinfeld

5.99
1989
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.

1988.

1 Movie
Baby M

Baby M

1988
Baby M is a two part TV movie that is based on a true event. In 1985 Mary Beth Whitehead accepted $10,000 to have a child, which would be adopted by William and Elizabeth. The agreement was broken aft...

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Beverly Hills Buntz

Beverly Hills Buntz

1987
Beverly Hills Buntz is a spinoff from Hill Street Blues. It aired on NBC during the 1987–88 season.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Crime Story

Crime Story

6
1986
Lieutenant Mike Torello and his pursuit of Ray Luca are the subject of a hard-boiled tale.

1985.

1 Movie
Fletch

Fletch

4.75
1985
An investigative reporter goes undercover to write a story about the drug trade at a local beach and is offered $50,000 to kill him by a wealthy businessman. With sarcastic wit and a knack for disguis...

1984.

2 Movies
Mrs. Soffel

Mrs. Soffel

1984
A notorious killer escapes from a prison and his wife is involved.
The Little Drummer Girl

The Little Drummer Girl

1984
Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency, recruited an American Actress with a penchant for lying to be the girlfriend of a Palestinian bomber in order to trap him.

1983.

1 TV show
TV
The Hitchhiker

The Hitchhiker

5
1983
The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.
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