Wednesday, January 12, 2011

David Nelson (1936-2011)

News has just come across the wires of the passing of actor-director David Nelson, the last surviving member of the family made famous by the radio & television series, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. David Nelson was 74, and had been suffering from complications caused by colon cancer.

While his brother Rick became a pop star, with hits such as "Poor Little Fool", "Hello, Mary Lou", & "Garden Party", David moved behind the camera to direct a number of episodes of Ozzie & Harriet during the course of its run. He appeared in a number of television shows and TV-movies after the series ended, including "Smashup on Interstate 5", a 1976 TV-movie which was also the last time he acted with his mother, Harriet.

Rest in peace, David.

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