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Also Known As: Oswald George Nelson Died: June 3, 1975
Born: March 20, 1906 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, USA Profession: bandleader, actor, director, songwriter, singer, producer, screenwriter

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DIRECTOR:

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  Love and Kisses (1965) Director
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  Ozzie's Girls (1972) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 The Impossible Years (1968) Dr. Herbert Fleischer
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 Here Come the Nelsons (1952) Ozzie Nelson
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 People Are Funny (1946) Leroy Brinker
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 Take It Big (1944)
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 Honeymoon Lodge (1943)
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 The Big Street (1942)
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 Strictly in the Groove (1942) Ozzie
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 Sweetheart of the Campus (1941) Ozzie Norton
10.
 Ozzie's Girls (1972) Ozzie Nelson
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1911:
Joined parents act at age five (date approximate)
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Formed a dance band while in college
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After graduation, toured as bandleader and crooner
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Hired Harriet Hilliard as girl singer to tour with his band in the early 1930s
1937:
With wife Harriet Hilliard Nelson, moved to Hollywood; hosted radio show "Seeing Stars"
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Returned to live in NYC
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Continued touring with his band
1940:
Made feature film debut appearing briefly with his orchestra in the Bette Davis dramatic vehicle, "The Letter", directed by William Wyler
1941:
Moved permanently to California
1941:
Played first leading role in a feature film, "Sweetheart of the Campus"; he and wife Harriet Hilliard received second and third billing behind Ruby Keeler; first of four feature films he made with his wife
1941:
With wife, spent three seasons as regulars on Red Skelton's radio program
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Created and starred in radio show, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"; until 1949 used actors to play sons; after 1949 roles were played by real-life sons David and Rick
1945:
Last feature film appearance for seven years, "People Are Funny"
1952:
Starred in a feature version of his family's radio show, "Here Comes the Nelsons"; film also marked Nelson's first screenplay credit, co-written with brother Don
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Starred in long-running ABC sitcom, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet"; also wrote, produced and directed many episodes
1965:
Wrote, produced and directed his first and only feature, "Love and Kisses", starring his son Ricky Nelson and Rick's wife Kris Harmon
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Toured in play "The Impossible Years", starring opposite wife Harriet
1967:
Underwent first treatment for cancer; had malignant tumor removed from his colon
1968:
Last feature film appearance, "The Impossible Years"
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Starred in syndicated TV sitcom, "Ozzie's Girls"
1974:
Diagnosed with terminal liver cancer
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Education

Rutgers State University: New Brunswick , New Jersey -
Rutgers State University: New Brunswick , New Jersey -

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wife:
Harriet Hilliard. Actor, singer. Married from October 8, 1935 until his death; born on July 18, 1909; had been married briefly.

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father:
George W Nelson. Bank clerk, amateur entertainer. Died on March 20, 1927 at age 48.
mother:
Ethel Irene Orr. Entertainer. Married George Nelson in March 1903.
brother:
Alfred Nelson. Born in 1904.
brother:
Donald Nelson. Born c. 1927; survived him; was present at Harriet Hilliard Nelson's death bed in 1994.
son:
David Ozzie Nelson. Actor, producer, director. Born on October 24, 1936 in NYC; married to actors June Blair and Yvonne O'Connor Huston; besides acting in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" on TV also performed in features including "Peyton Place" (1957) and "The Big Show" (1961).
son:
Eric Hilliard Nelson. Singer, actor, musician, composer. Born on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey; died in plane crash in DeKalb, Texas, on December 31, 1985; was major rock'n'roll star from the late 1950s through the early 70s; several dozen song hits included "Travellin' Man" and "Garden Party"; besdies acting in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" was also in features including "Rio Bravo" and "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" (1960); was married to actor Kristin Harmon Tinker; father of Matthew, Gunnar, Tracy and Sam Nelson.
granddaughter:
Tracy Nelson. Actor, singer. Born on October 25, 1963.
grandson:
Matthew Nelson. Singer. Born on September 20, 1967; father, Rick Nelson, mother Kris Tinker (nee Harmon); twin of Gunnar Nelson, with whom he formed the pop duo Nelson; was for a time involved with Erin Everly, daughter of Don Everly and Venetia Stevenson.
grandson:
Gunnar Nelson. Singer. Born on September 20, 1967; father Rick Nelson, mother Kris Tinker (nee Harmon); twin of Matthew Nelson, with whom he formed the pop duo Nelson.
grandson:
Sam Nelson. Born in 1974.
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