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John Dierkes
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John Dierkes played Nels in Duel of HonorThe Sister.  How many actors played Nels, Nile or was it Neils? Was it Swenson or was it Svenson? For the answer in detail and pictures.....go to the Blacksmith's page.

George attended Brown University and went to work as an economist for the United States Department of State. In 1941 he joined the Red Cross and served in Britain during World War II. There he met director John Huston who recommended that he try Hollywood after the war. Instead, Dierkes went to work for the U.S. Treasury Department which coincidentally sent him to Hollywood to function as technical advisor for the film To the Ends of the Earth (1948).

Dierkes enjoyed a long career as a character actor, often portraying either villains or soldiers.

John Dierkes was born February 10, 1905 in Cincinnati, Ohio
He died January 8, 1975 in Los Angeles, California of emphysema

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