Nelson, Ozzie, 1906-1975

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Dates:
birth 1906‑03‑20
death 1975‑06‑03
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LC, rutu, VIAF, WorldCat, harvard, rmoa
United States

Biographical notes:

Nelson, a band leader and radio and television actor, formed his big band, Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra, in the 1930s. He hired singer and film actress, Harriet Hilliard as vocalist, and in 1935 Ozzie and Harriet married. The Orchestra played on the radio and Ozzie and Harriet began appearing on radio programs including the "Red Skelton Show."

In 1944 they started their own comedy radio program, "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" which depicted their own family life and featured their two sons, David and Ricky. The show moved to television in 1952 and lasted until 1966. Ricky later became a popular rock singer and David a film and television producer.

From the description of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson Papers, 1937-1963. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 30210838

Nelson, a band leader and radio and television actor, formed his big band, Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra, in the 1930s. He hired singer and film actress, Harriet Hilliard as vocalist, and in 1935 Ozzie and Harriet married. The Orchestra played on the radio and Ozzie and Harriet began appearing on radio programs including the "Red Skelton Show."

In 1944 they started their own comedy radio program, "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" which depicted their own family life and featured their two sons, David and Ricky. The show moved to television in 1952 and lasted until 1966. Ricky later became a popular rock singer and David a film and television producer.

From the guide to the Ozzie and Harriet Nelson papers, 1937-1963, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)



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