Ricky Nelson Death
January 12, 2011 by Post Team
Nelson, who was struggling with complications of colon cancer, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said the spokesman of the family and longtime Hollywood publicist Dale Olson.
Nelson was the last member of the family TV Nelson, which included actor / bandleader Ozzie, his wife, singer Harriet Hilliard and her brother teen idol Rick. The show originated on radio in 1952 as “Here Come the Nelson”, then ran for 320 episodes on television from 1952 to 1966 as “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” with some lines drawn from the history celebrities own life. David Nelson also produced and directed many episodes of the show throughout its run.
Singer Gunnar Nelson, son of Rick Nelson, issued a statement Wednesday, saying the death of his uncle was “a great loss to the Nelson family.”
“We all miss Uncle Dave laugh and his sense of humor has changed,” said Gunnar Nelson.
“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” was shot in the Nelson family home in the foothills of Hollywood, which remains a popular attraction for visitors on bus tours Hollywood celebrity.
Born in New York, David attended Hollywood High School and the University of Southern California.
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