Ozzie & Harriet's David Nelson Dies

Last member of sitcom family dead at 74
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2011 3:40 AM CST
Ozzie and Harriet Nelson smile with their sons David, left, and Ricky in this January 1955 photo.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – David Nelson, the last surviving family member from '50s sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, has died at the age of 74. The former child star, who directed movies including Peytyon Place, succumbed to colon cancer, AP reports. Nelson and his younger musician brother, Ricky, who died in a 1985 plane crash, grew up in front of millions of Americans as they starred in the long-running sitcom with their real-life parents.

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