Dency Nelson, Oscar stage manager extraordinaire
Dency Nelson is the ultimate awards season journeyman, comforting nervous movie stars in the wings and controlling the chaos of the Oscars' high-pressured live TV broadcast.
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"It's like air traffic control," says Dency Nelson of his behind-the-scenes work as the Oscar stage manager for 25 years. Sunday's ceremony will be his last -- he plans to retire from one of show business' least known but most stressful gigs.