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Ricky Nelson

Actor | * 05/08/1940 († 45, 12/31/1985) | Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) was an American rock and roll star, musician, and singer-songwriter. From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. In 1957 he began a long and successful career as a popular recording artist. As one of the top "teen idols" of the 1950s his fame led to a motion picture role co-starring alongside John Wayne and Dean Martin in Howard Hawks's western feature film Rio Bravo (1959). He placed 53 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and its predecessors, between 1957 and 1973, including "Poor Little Fool" in 1958, which was the first #1 song on Billboard magazine's then-newly created Hot 100 chart. He recorded 19 additional Top 10 hits and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. In 1996 Nelson was ranked #49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Nelson began his entertainment career in 1949 playing himself in the radio sitcom series The Adventures of Ozzie and H..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Western

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Movies with Ricky Nelson as Actor(11)

as L'ami de George (Archive Footage)1993 La classe américaine
as Jeff Rose1969 The Over-the-Hill Gang
as Carlos O'Connor1966 On The Flip Side
as Buzzy Pringle1965 Love and Kisses
as Ens. Tommy J. Hanson1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army
as Colorado Ryan1959 Rio Bravo
as Young Tommy1953 The Story of Three Loves
as Ricky Nelson1952 Here Come the Nelsons

TV Shows/Series with Ricky Nelson as Actor(17)

Additional Information

Full Name: Ricky Nelson
Born: Wednesday, 05/08 1940 (May) in Teaneck
Died: Tuesday, 12/31 1985 (December) in Dallas (aged: 45)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Record Label: Imperial Records, Charly Records, Decca, Epic Records, MCA Records
Spouses (current/former): Kristin Nelson
Children: Tracy Nelson
Siblings: David Nelson
Father: Ozzie Nelson
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12813, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019