Wednesday, January 12, 2011

David Nelson

David Nelson died yesterday in Century City, California from complications of colon cancer.
He was born David Oswald Nelson on October 24, 1936. He was the son of bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard and the older brother of late singer Ricky Nelson. David Nelson worked as an actor, director and producer.

David Nelson appeared on the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in the 1950s and 1960s. During the run of the series, Nelson directed several episodes. After the series' end, Nelson continued acting, directing and producing. Nelson's last film appearance was in Cry-Baby (1990).

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, David Nelson was inducted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1501 Vine Street, on May 9, 1996.

He had two marriages, two sons from first marriage and a daughter and two more sons from the later marriage. He attended Hollywood High and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity while attending the University of Southern California.

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