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Ozzie Nelson

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Birthday
20, 1906
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ
Death Date
Jun 3, 1975 (69)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1906
Birthplace
Jersey City, NJ
Death Date
Jun 3, 1975 (69)

About

He became known as the husband of Harriet Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, a radio and television series.

Before Fame

While in college, he made a living by playing saxophone and coaching football; he funded his band by collecting the front pages of newspapers and returning them to the newspaper offices as unsold.

Trivia

In 1935, Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra released "And Then Some," which became a #1 hit for one week on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Family Life

He married vocalist Harriet Hilliard in 1935 and they had a son named David in 1936 and another one named Eric "Ricky" in 1940.

Associated With

His son Ricky Nelson appeared on the sitcom with him, and later went on to become a famous singer and actor.