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Ricky Nelson

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Birthday
8, 1940
Birthplace
Teaneck, NJ
Death Date
Dec 31, 1985 (45)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1940
Birthplace
Teaneck, NJ
Death Date
Dec 31, 1985 (45)

About

Singer, songwriter, and musician who was the son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. He starred on the series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet with his family members. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his appearance in Rio Bravo.

Before Fame

He was born Eric Hilliard Nelson and was later nicknamed Ricky. He had such severe asthma as a child, forcing him to sleep with a vaporizer.

Trivia

His first #1 hit was "Poor Little Fool." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. 

Family Life

He married Kristin Harmon on April 20, 1963 and they divorced in November 1982. He had five children.

Associated With

Tracy Nelson is his daughter.