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Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985) – known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson – was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–66), as well as 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 between 1957 and 1973 including "Poor Little Fool" which holds the distinction of being 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, he was ranked #49 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time.

Age: 45 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Ozzie and Harriet


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1984 High School U.S.A. Principal Pete Kinney
1979 CBS Library Skeeter
1978 Three on a Date Bob Oakes
1977 Tales of the Unexpected Sonny Blue
1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Tony Eagle
1977 The Love Boat Ted Wilcox, Alex Fowler
1974 Sonic Boom Jess of the Van
1974 Petrocelli Country Boy White
1972 The Streets of San Francisco William T. 'Billy' Jeffers
1972 Fol-de-Rol The Minstrel
1971 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Vic, Gar Kellerman


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"A career is a series of comebacks."


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