Ozzie & Harriet Nelson Nelson family photo
Kathy Pinna

Ozzie & Harriet Nelson

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet was a television show from 1952 through 1966. The show starred the actual Nelson family - Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky. When David and Ricky got married, their spouses joined the show. The exterior of the house, shown on the series, was the actual Nelson house.

Ricky Nelson's singing career was launched through the show. He came from a strong musical genetics - his father, Ozzie, was a band leader and his mother, Harriet, was a singer.

The show was in the genre of The Donna Reed Show, Father Knows Best, and Leave It to Beaver - all showing the ideals of family life in the 1950's through early 1960's.
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Photo taken at Hollywood Los Angeles, CA USA on
Ozzie & Harriet Nelson

Eric Hilliard "Ricky " Nelson

Born: May 8, 1940
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Eric Hilliard "Ricky " Nelson at 20 years old  ·  Peggy Lou Snyder Harriet Nelson at 51 years old  ·  Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson at 54 years old  ·  David Oswald Nelson at 24 years old