‘Ozzie & Harriet’ Star David Nelson Dies At 74

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jan. 12, 2011

We here at the website have some sad news to report. According to the LA Times, actor David Nelson — the last surviving cast member of the 1950s and 60s The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet — on Tuesday passed away after a long battle with colon cancer, a family spokesman confirmed. He was 74. The Los Angeles Times reported that Nelson, of New York City, died at his Century City, California home.

In the famous The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet TV show, Nelson starred alongside his mother, father and brother. Nelson, who has been immortalized with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, had his last film appearance in the 1990’s teen musical film Cry-Baby, which starred Johnny Depp, too. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his sons John, Eric, James and Danny; daughter Teri; and seven grandchildren. Nelson’s marriage to June Blair ended in divorce in 1975.

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