OZZIE NELSON Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Oswald George Nelson                                                       
Born: 20 March 1906                                                             
Died: 3 June 1975                                                               
Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson (March 20, 1906 - June 3, 1975) was an American     
entertainer who originated and starred in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet   
radio and television series with his wife and two sons.                         
The second son of Swedish parents, he was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and   
raised in the affluent suburb of Ridgefield Park, where the street of Ridgefield 
Park High School, where he attended and starred on the football team, is now     
named after him. He became an Eagle Scout at 13 and in adult life a recipient of 
the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated 
from Rutgers University, where he played football despite his slight build, and 
entered law school. In college, he played saxophone in a small band and coached 
football to earn money, but faced with the Depression, he turned to music as a   
full-time career.