CHERISHING OUR VALLEY 2013
Oswald George "Ozzie" Nelson
March 20, 1906 – June 3, 1975Photo autographed to Ralph Muzzillo Sr, while Ralph was living in Encino. Courtesy of Ralph Muzzillo Jr. 2013 (click to enlarge this image.)
Born Oswald George Nelson, Ozzie Nelson was destined to become a major big-band era band leader. Ozzie married his lead singer Harriett Hillard, who with their sons David and Ricky formed one of American radio and television's most important situation comedies, the Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett Show.
Ozzie, Hariett (Hilliard) and Ricky Nelson are buried in the San Fernando Valley in the Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills, overlooking Burbank. The Nelsons made their home in Studio City.