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Remembering 'Ozzie and Harriet's' David Nelson

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David Nelson Passed Away Jan. 11, 2011.

David Nelson, best known for his role on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, has passed away at the age of 74.

The actor died Tuesday at his Century City home after struggling with colon cancer.

Nelson’s television career started when him and his teen idol brother Rick convinced their parents to be on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

The show began on the radio in 1944, and it aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966, with some of the lines taken from their real lives. After David and Rick were married, their wives, June Blair and Kris Harmon, also became their television wives.

The series ran for 435 episodes and served as the launching pad for Rick Nelson’s singing career.

Nelson starred in such movies as Peyton PlaceThe Big CircusLove and Kisses, and Smash-Up on Interstate 5. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, four sons, a daughter, and seven grandchildren.

Did you watch The Adeventures of Ozzie and Harriet? Which was your favorite episode?

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