Actor David Nelson Of Famous TV Family Dies At 74

David Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," has died. He was 74.

Family spokesman and longtime Hollywood publicist Dale Olson says Nelson died Monday at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles after battling complications of colon cancer.

Nelson was the last surviving member of the Nelsons TV family and directed numerous episodes of the long-running series. His film credits include "Peyton Place," "The Big Circus" and "Love and Kisses." He also appeared in various TV roles.

Nelson is survived by his wife, Yvonne; four sons and a daughter; and seven grandchildren. A service will be held Thursday.


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  • by pIRATE Location: Greenville on Jan 12, 2011 at 08:24 AM
    Thank you, David for all the happiness and good, clean fun you helped bring to so many people with your characters. We need more like you.
  • by sad one Location: greenville on Jan 12, 2011 at 04:42 AM
    His brother was Ricky Nelson, one of my favorite singers.Ricky was killed in a plane crash many years ago. I watched Ricky and Dave grow up on tv, and mentioned just a day ago that David was the only Nelson living. How sad for us who grew up with the Nelson family. May God bless his family.
  • by MB Location: Martin County on Jan 12, 2011 at 04:32 AM
    Rest In Peace!
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