aThe Fifties Web - Your Retro 50s, 60s and 70s Source
Site
Index
SHOP ONLINE CARS TV Games Pop History Music Fads
Fashions
Slang
Fads
Fashions
Slang
Movie Quotes Celebrity Deaths Elvis TV Westerns
1960s tv
TV Main Page
Index of All Shows

Classic TV
on DVD & Blutay


TV Ratings - US & UK


Ozzie and Harriet Buy Ozzie & Harriet on DVD
Ozzie and Harriet on DVD
Best of the Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

The Ozzie And Harriet TV Collection [DVD]
Best of the Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet DVD


Ozzie and Harriet

10/3/1952 - 9/3/1966 ABC 60 minutes
Black and White (1952-1965)
Color (1965-1966)

Ozzie and Harriet Cast

Ozzie Nelson as Ozzie Nelson
Harriet Hilliard Nelson as Harriet Nelson
David Nelson as David Nelson
June Blair Nelson as June (Mrs. David Nelson)
(1961-1966) Ricky Nelson as Ricky Nelson
Kristin Harmon Nelson as Kris (Mrs. Rick Nelson) (1964-1966)

Parley Baer as Darby (1955-1961)
Frank Cady as Doc Williams (1954-1965)
Mary Jane Croft as Clara Randolph (1956-1966)
Don DeFore as 'Thorny' Thornberry (1952-61)
Constance Harper as Connie Edwards (1960-1966)
Jimmy Hawkins as Jimmy (1961-1965)
James Stacy as Fred (1958-1964)
Lyle Talbot as Joe Randolph (1952-66)
Jack Wagner as Jack (1961-1966)
Skip Young as Wally (1957-1966)

Ozzie and Harriet Theme Song

"Nelson Family Theme" by Ozzie Nelson



Ozzie and harriet Nelson
Harriet and Ozzie Nelson

Ozzie and harriet and Ricky Nelson
Harriet, Ozzie, Ricky and David Nelson


Ozzie & Harriet Opening Credits

Tv Greatest Hits on CD
Television's Greatest Hits, Vol.4: Black & White Classics


Ricky Nelson CD
25 Greatest Hits
Ricky Nelson




TV Greatest Shows DVD
1950s TV's Greatest Shows - 12 Shows - 3 DVDs

Includes Ozzie and Harriet

External Links
TV Guide's Ozzie and Harriet Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.

Ozzie and Harriet Tidbits

For 14 years we watched Ozzie, in his alpaca cardigan and Harriet, with her ever ready pot of coffee and a plate of brownies. Boomers grew up with Ricky and David.

When asked if this was a realistic view of family life, the answer is a resounding no. Their idea of a life crisis was having two chairs mistakenly delivered to the house.

Speaking of the house at 522 Sycamore Road, Hilldale, the set was an exact replica of their real life home in Hollywood.

If you remember all those scenes in the kitchen, that's because up until 1956, Hotpoint, the sponsor, was displaying their products! After that, you probably recall more outdoors scenes. Did you notice the cameras around everyone's necks? Yup, Kodak became the sole sponsor.

Ozzie was producer, director and head writer. In short, he had control.


Ricky has been bugging his father to let him sing a tune on the show. So on April 10,1957 in "Rick the Drummer" he covered Fat's Domino's "I'm Walkin." The song shot to the top of the charts.

Eventually, the boys grew up and married and their real life wives joined the show. David married June and Ricky married Kris Harmon, daughter of Tom and brother to Mark.

Passings

Ozzie Nelson died in 1975 of cancer, Rick Nelson died 1985 in a plane crash, Harriet died in 1999 of congestive heart failure and David Nelson in 2011 of colon cancer.




Ozzie and Harriett
David, Harriet, Ricky and Ozzie Nelson

Ricky Nelson
Rick Nelson

Back to Top of Page
Index of All Shows

Ozzie and Harriet Trivia

Ozzie's Work
Short answer: Never mentioned. When would he have had the time between wandering around the house and mowing the yard?

In the pilot, "Here Come the Nelsons," filmed as a movie, Ozzie had a J.O.B. Yes, a job. As an executive at the H.J. Bellows and Company Advertising Agency.

His job was unknown for the TV show because Ozzie Nelson felt that it broadened his base of people who could identify with him.
David Nelson
June Blair Nelson and David Nelson
aThe Fifties Web - Your Retro 50s, 60s and 70s Source
Site
Index
SHOP ONLINE CARS TV Games Pop History Music Fads
Fashions
Slang
Fads
Fashions
Slang
Movie Quotes Celebrity Deaths Elvis TV Westerns