1.12.2011

DAVID NELSON (OZZIE AND HARRIET)


David Nelson 10/24/1936-01/12/2011

Timeline photo: Connie Nelson

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters Life) – Actor David Nelson, the last surviving member of the wholesome television family portrayed in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," has died at age 74, his spokesman said.


Nelson died in Los Angeles on Tuesday of complications from colon cancer, his representative Dale Olson said.

He played a fictionalized version of himself as the eldest son of the Nelson family in the sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" during the series' entire ABC run from 1952 to 1966. Full Article HERE



The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet is an American sitcom, airing on ABC from October 3, 1952 to September 3, 1966, starring the real life Nelson family. Starring Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson, and their young sons, David Nelson and Eric Nelson, better known as Ricky.


Although Ozzie and Harriet was never a top-ten hit, it became synonymous with the 1950s ideal American family life. It is the longest-running "live-action"/non-animated sitcom in US TV history

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