Nelson Sardelli is a Brazilian-born singer-comedian of Italian descent. He was an entertainer in Las Vegas.[1] On 28 June 2008, he was awarded the Golden Pillow Award from the International Entertainer School of Las Vegas.[2] He also acted in films including Myra Breckinridge and The Professionals. His fund-raiser event for mentally disabled children "Starshine" became an annual spectacle in Atlantic City.[3]

In Sardelli's personal life, he was involved with actress Jayne Mansfield and the couple almost married.


  1. ^ Theodore Baehr and Pat Boone, The Culture-Wise Family: Upholding Christian Values in a Mass-Media World, page 62, Gospel Light Publications, 2007, ISBN 9780830743056
  2. ^ Pete Allman, "Golden Pillow Awarded to Joe Jackson and Nelson Sardelli", Newsblaze.com, July 06, 2008
  3. ^ Joe Delaney, "Columnist Joe Delaney: Sardelli’s stint reminds that things have changed", Las Vegas Sun, 1998-11-13

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