Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson

  • Highest Rated: 100% Rio Bravo (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 90% The Shootist (1976)
  • Birthday: May 8, 1940
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The famous offspring of actors Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard Nelson, Rick Nelson (born Eric Hilliard Nelson) began performing on his parents' radio show when he was only four. When Ozzie and Harriet moved to television in 1952, Rick went with them and while on the show, grew up to become a teen idol, loved not only as an actor but also as a rock & roll singer who racked up hits with such singles as "Hello Mary Lou," "Travelin' Man," and "Garden Party" (his biggest and last big hit). Nelson made his feature-film debut in A Story of Three Loves. He earned critical acclaim as a cocky young gunfighter in Rio Bravo (1959) starring opposite John Wayne and Dean Martin. He continued appearing in films, in concert, and on television through the early '80s. Nelson, the father of actress Tracy Nelson and twin pop stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, died in a plane crash along with his fiancée and his band on New Year's Eve 1985.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Ricky Nelson: Greatest Hits Actor 2008
No Score Yet A Tribute to Ricky Nelson Actor 1986
No Score Yet Tale of Four Wishes Actor 1981
90% The Shootist Books' fellow lawman in flashback 1976
No Score Yet Resurrection of Broncho Billy Actor 1970
No Score Yet The Over-the-Hill Gang Jeff Rose 1969
No Score Yet The Wackiest Ship in the Army Ens. Tommy J. Hanson 1960
100% Rio Bravo Colorado Ryan 1959
No Score Yet The Story of Three Loves Tommy 1953
No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Ricky Nelson 1952

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
1952-1966
Himself
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
  • 1957
  • 1956
  • 1955
  • 1954
  • 1953
  • 1952

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