Alberta Nelson

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Alberta Nelson is an American television actress. After several dramatic parts in televison in the early 1960s, Nelson made five guest appearances on "The Andy Griffith Show," four of them as Goober Pyle's girlfriend, Flora Malherbe.

Nelson also appeared in seven moviesin the 1960s as Eric Von Zipper's girlfriend in the successful American International "Beach Party" series. She is the only person who appeared in all seven Beach Party movies, including "Beach Party," "Muscle Beach Party" and "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini." Nelson played the leather clad "rat pack" biker chick Puss (sometimes also called Alberta and in one film called Lisa), one of the comic villians who dogged the steps of America's sweethearts, Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.

After her successful girl-next-door stint as Flora on "The Andy Griffith Show" and her comedic career as biker girl Puss, Nelson starred in 1970s "The Wild Scene" as Dr. Virginia Grant, a female psychiatrist who talks graphically about her tawdriest cases. When she goes underground to investigate her college daughter's sordid activities, she gets drawn into a world of prostitution, orgies, drugs, and more. This and a 1970 appearance on "Love, American Style" would be Nelson's last credited roles.

TV filmography

"The Andy Griffith Show

Other Television Roles

Movie Filmography

... aka Dr. G and the Bikini Machine (UK)

... aka Sergeant Deadhead The Astro-nut ... aka Sergeant Deadhead, the Astronut

... aka The Maid and the Martian

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