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Ozzie Nelson

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Biography

Nelson and wife Harriet Hilliard

Source: Wikipedia

Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson (March 20, 1906 – June 3, 1975) was an American band leader, actor, television director and producer. Nelson originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, a radio and long-running television series with his wife Harriet and two sons David and Ricky Nelson.

Fact file

  • Born: Oswald George Nelson March 20, 1906 Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
  • Died: June 3, 1975 (aged 69) Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Liver cancer
  • Resting place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills
  • Education: Ridgefield Park High School
  • Alma mater: Rutgers University Rutgers School of Law–Newark
  • Occupation: Actor, band leader, television producer and director
  • Spouse(s): Harriet Hilliard (m. 1935–75)
  • Children: David Nelson (1936-2011) Ricky Nelson (1940-1985)
  • Relatives: Tracy Nelson (granddaughter) Matthew Nelson (grandson) Gunnar Nelson (grandson) Sam Nelson (grandson)

Read more about Ozzie Nelson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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‘Ozzie & Harriet’ Writer Don Nelson Dies at 86
Variety, 2013-09-11 23:47:15
Don Nelson, brother of the late Ozzie Nelson and the co-writer of 216 episodes of classic sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” (pictured above), which centered on the Nelson family, died of an aortic aneurysm on Tuesday in Studio City, Calif. Nelson, who had Parkinson’s disease, was 86. Nelson ...

David Nelson, 'Ozzie And Harriet' Star, Dead
MTV News, 2011-01-12 14:49:18
Nelson was last surviving castmember of the popular 1950s and '60s family sitcom.By Gil Kaufman David, Harriet and Ozzie Nelson Photo: ABC In the 1950s and '60s the Nelsons were one of the most popular families on television, but on Tuesday the last surviving castmember of "The Adventures of Ozzie ...

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