Mar 20, 2017
Actor, producer, and band leader Ozzie Nelson was born March 20, 1906. To generations of radio and television fans, he’s best known (along with his wife, Harriet) for starring in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, the longest-running live action television sitcom in US history. Nelson began his show business career as a bandleader, where he met Harriet when she worked with the band as a vocalist. The two made regular appearances on Red Skelton’s radio show before Ozzie - hoping to spend more time with his family - developed the series for the family. Nelson co-wrote and produced the radio and TV series, and his sons Ricky (later a successful musician in his own right) and David eventually appeared as themselves on the show.
Alongside his wife Harriet, Ozzie made three appearances on Suspense. We'll hear two of them ("Too Little to Live On" and "Going, Going, Gone") in this week's new episode of "Stars On Suspense."