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Ricky Nelson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), better known as Ricky Nelson or Rick Nelson, was an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor. He placed fifty-three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973, including nineteen top-ten hits, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. Nelson began his entertainment career in 1949 playing himself in the radio sitcom series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and, in 1952, appeared in his first feature film, Here Come the Nelsons. In 1957, he recorded his first single, debuted as a singer on the television version of the sitcom, and recorded a number one album, Ricky. In 1958, Nelson recorded his first number one single, "Poor Little Fool", and, in 1959, received a Golden Globe Most Promising Male Newcomer nomination after starring in the western film, Rio Bravo. A few films followed, and, when the television series was cancelled in 1966, Nelson made occasional appearances as a guest star on various television programs. Nelson and Sharon Kristin Harmon were married on April 20, 1963, and divorced in December 1982. They had four children: Tracy Kristine, twin sons Gunnar Eric and Matthew Gray, and Sam Hilliard. On February 14, 1981, a son was born to Nelson and Georgeann Crewe. A blood test in 1985 confirmed Nelson was the child's father. Nelson was engaged to Helen Blair at the time of his death in an airplane crash on December 31, 1985. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ricky Nelson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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May 8, 1940 In Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ricky Nelson & Fats Domino - Rockin' With Rick and Fats
Latest Project:
Series Fol-de-Rol 2016
Known For
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Poster of Malibu U
Poster of ABC Stage 67
Poster of General Electric Theater
Movie Ricky Nelson & Fats Domino - Rockin' With Rick and Fats 2021
Series Fol-de-Rol Unknown 2016
Movie Ricky Nelson Sings 2005-12-01
Movie La Classe américaine George's Friend (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie High School U.S.A. Principal Pete Kinney 1984-05-26
Series Solid Gold Unknown 1980-09-13
Series The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown 1977-01-30
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-03-16
Series Don Kirshner's Rock Concert Unknown 1973-09-27
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie The Resurrection of Broncho Billy Voice Over 1970-06-11
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Movie The Over-the-Hill Gang Jeff Rose 1969-10-07
Series The Jim Nabors Hour Unknown 1969-09-25
Series Malibu U Unknown 1967-07-21
Series Hondo Unknown 1967-09-08
Series ABC Stage 67 Unknown 1966-09-14
Movie Love and Kisses Buzzy Pringle 1965-08-05
Movie The Wackiest Ship in the Army Ens. Tommy J. Hanson 1960-12-29
Movie Rio Bravo Colorado Ryan 1959-03-17
Movie The Story of Three Loves Young Tommy 1953-03-26
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Here Come the Nelsons Ricky Nelson 1952-02-23
Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Ricky 1952-10-03
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20