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Ozzie Nelson (1906–1975)


This preeminent sitcom dad of the 50s had already started things off studying law when he decided to put together a dance band in the 20s on the sly. The band was so successful that he never looked back -- his love for entertaining completely took over. The New Jersey-born performer made a living for a time playing hotels and casinos on the East ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Ozzie Nelson / Ozzie / Father George Nelson
(1952-1966)
Ozzie's Girls
Ozzie's Girls Ozzie Nelson
(1973)
Here Come the Nelsons
Here Come the Nelsons Ozzie Nelson
(1952)
Love and Kisses
Love and Kisses Director
(1965)

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 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Fred Garber (segment "Love and the Unmarriage") / Dan (segment "Love and the Only Child") / Reverend Harry Pickard (segment "Love and Take Me Along")
- Love and the Singing Suitor/Love and the Unmarriage/Love and the Wee He (1973) ... Fred Garber (segment "Love and the Unmarriage")
- Love and the Only Child/Love and the Wig (1971) ... Dan (segment "Love and the Only Child")
- Love and Take Me Along/Love and the Advice-Givers/Love and the Geisha (1969) ... Reverend Harry Pickard (segment "Love and Take Me Along")
 1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series)
Jewelry Store Clerk
- With This Ring (1973) ... Jewelry Store Clerk
 1973 Ozzie's Girls (TV Series)
Ozzie Nelson
- The Candidate (1973) ... Ozzie Nelson
- The Murder-Mystery Mystery (1973) ... Ozzie Nelson
- Voices in the Night (1973) ... Ozzie Nelson
- Sensitivity (1973) ... Ozzie Nelson
- Ozzie Forgets to Remember (1973) ... Ozzie Nelson
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Henry Millikan (segment "You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan")
- You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan/Smile, Please (1972) ... Henry Millikan (segment "You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan")
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Ted Clover
- The Grandmothers (1971) ... Ted Clover
 1968 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Owen Sinclair / Ossie Snick
- Didn't You Use to Be Ozzie Snick? (1968) ... Owen Sinclair / Ossie Snick
 1967-1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Guest / Darling Lovebird
- Episode #18.11 (1968) ... Guest
- The Fortune Crookie (1967) ... Darling Lovebird
 1968 The Impossible Years
Dr. Herbert Fleischer
 1952-1966 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Ozzie Nelson / Ozzie / Father George Nelson
- The Game Room (1966) ... Ozzie Nelson
- Ozzie, the Babysitter (1966) ... Ozzie
- Dave's Other Office (1966) ... Ozzie Nelson
- Rick's Assistant (1966) ... Ozzie Nelson
- Waiting for Joe (1966) ... Ozzie Nelson
 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Ozzie Nelson
- Bob Becomes a Stage Uncle (1958) ... Ozzie Nelson
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Dr. Phil Dunnings
- Shoot the Moon (1957) ... Dr. Phil Dunnings
 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Dr. Phil Dunning
- Shoot the Moon (1956) ... Dr. Phil Dunning
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
Ozzie Nelson
 1946 People Are Funny
Leroy Brinker
 1944 Take It Big
Ozzie Nelson
 1944 Wave-a-Stick Blues (Short)
Ozzie Nelson
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
Ozzie Nelson - Orchestra Leader
 1943 Honeymoon Lodge
Ozzie Nelson - Band Leader
 1943 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra (Short)
Ozzie Nelson
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
Ozzie Nelson
 1941 Doin' the Town (Short)
Ozzie
 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus
Ozzie Norton
 1940 Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra (Short)
Ozzie Nelson
Show Show Director (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (11 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (15 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Other Works:

Magazine advertisement for Picture Craft paint-by-numbers kit (1955) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Trivia:

Pictured with wife Harriet Nelson Nelson on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued 11 August 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue, honoring The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952). See more »

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