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Ricky Nelson

Highest Rated:   100% Rio Bravo (1959)
Lowest Rated:   93% The Shootist (1976)
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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
93% 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
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1979

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