David Nelson

Actor + Director + Producer
Born Oct 24, 1936

David Oswald Nelson was an American actor, director, producer. He was the elder son of bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard and the older brother of singer Eric "Ricky" Nelson.

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1936 Birth Born on October 24, 1936.


1959 22 Years Old His most memorable 'break-out' performance was in the 1959 thriller The Big Circus, wherein Nelson played a disturbed, apparently homicidal 'troubled youth', while his last film appearance was in the campier Cry-Baby (1990).


1996 59 Years Old For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Nelson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1501 Vine Street, on May 9, 1996. … Read More


2011 74 Years Old Nelson died on January 11, 2011, in Century City, California, from complications of colon cancer. … Read More
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