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Harriet Nelson

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Back the ’50s and ’60s, she starred about the popular Television sitcom The Journeys of Ozzie and Harriet. Her actual name was Peggy Louise Snyder, but she opt for stagename after carrying out in vaudeville for a period. Her long-running radio and Television show produced her the icon of American housewives. She wedded Ozzie Nelson in 1935 and collectively that they had two kids. Among her early film functions is at the 1936 Fred Astaire feature Adhere to the Fleet.

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Full Name Harriet Nelson
Date Of Birth July 18, 1909
Died October 2, 1994, Laguna Beach, California, United States
Place Of Birth Des Moines, IA
Profession TV Actress
Nationality American
Spouse Ozzie Nelson
Children Ricky Nelson, David Nelson
Parents Hazel Dell McNutt, Roy Hilliard Snyder
Siblings Don Nelson
Movies Here Come the Nelsons, Follow the Fleet, Sweetheart of the Campus, The Falcon Strikes Back, Confessions of Boston Blackie, New Faces of 1937, The Life of the Party, Cocoanut Grove, Take It Big, Canal Zone, Hi, Buddy, Death Car on the Freeway, Smash-Up on Interstate 5, The First Time, Honeymoon Lodge, Juke Box Jenny, Hi, Good Lookin'!, Swingtime Johnny, Gals, Incorporated, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Vol. 9
TV Shows Ozzie's Girls, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1Sister-in-law of Don Nelson.
2Pictured with husband Ozzie Nelson on a 44¢ USA commemorative postage stamp, issued 11 August 2009, in the Early TV Memories issue honoring The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952).
3She and Ozze Nelson were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6260 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4Grandmother of Tracy Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Gunnar Nelson, Sam Nelson, Daniel Blair Nelson and James Eric Nelson.
5Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Hollywood, California, USA, on the right as you enter, on the steep slope under the third tree, next to husband Ozzie Nelson, two rows below son Ricky Nelson.
6Mother of actor-director David Nelson and of actor-singer Ricky Nelson.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Father Dowling Mysteries1989TV SeriesSister Agnes
Time Out for Dad1987TV MovieMary McLaughlin
Glitter1985TV Series
High School U.S.A.1984TV MovieMrs. Crosley
The Kid with the 200 I.Q.1983TV MovieProfessor Conklin
The First Time1982TV MovieCharlotte
Happy Days1982TV SeriesMarge
Aloha Paradise1981TV Series
A Christmas for Boomer1979TV MovieGrandmother Sinclair
Death Car on the Freeway1979TV MovieMrs. Sheel
Fantasy Island1978TV SeriesWinnie McLaine
The Love Boat1977TV SeriesHenrietta McDonald
NBC Special Treat1977TV SeriesElderly shopkeeper
Once an Eagle1976TV Mini-SeriesHarriet Nelson
Smash-Up on Interstate 51976TV MovieJune Pearson
Love, American Style1969-1973TV SeriesMrs. Garber (segment "Love and the Unmarriage") / Annie (segment "Love and the Only Child") / Martha Pickard (segment "Love and Take Me Along")
Bridget Loves Bernie1973TV SeriesBit
Ozzie's Girls1973TV SeriesHarriet Nelson
Night Gallery1972TV SeriesHelena Millikan (segment "You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan")
The Red Skelton Hour1967-1968TV SeriesGuest / Dearie Lovebird
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1952-1966TV SeriesHarriet Nelson Harriet Mother Ethel Nelson
Here Come the Nelsons1952Harriet Nelson
Take It Big1944Jerry Clinton (as Harriet Hilliard)
Hi, Good Lookin'!1944Kelly Clark (as Harriet Hilliard)
Swingtime Johnny1943Linda (as Harriet Hilliard)
Honeymoon Lodge1943Lorraine Logan aka Jenny Hockadayl (as Harriet Hilliard)
Gals, Incorporated1943Gwen Phillips (as Harriet Hilliard)
The Falcon Strikes Back1943Gwynne Gregory (as Harriet Hilliard)
Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra1943ShortHarriet Hilliard (as Harriet Hilliard)
Hi, Buddy1943Gloria Bradley (as Harriet Hilliard)
Juke Box Jenny1942Genevieve Horton (as Harriet Hilliard)
Canal Zone1942Susan Merrill (as Harriet Hilliard)
Confessions of Boston Blackie1941Diane Parrish (as Harriet Hilliard)
Sweetheart of the Campus1941Harriet Hale (as Harriet Hilliard)
Cocoanut Grove1938Linda Rogers (as Harriet Hilliard)
The Life of the Party1937Mitzi (as Harriet Hilliard)
New Faces of 19371937Patricia Harrington (as Harriet Hilliard)
Follow the Fleet1936Connie Martin (as Harriet Hilliard)
The Campus Mystery1932ShortWanda Perry (as Harriet Hilliard)
Harem Scarem1932ShortGwen (as Harriet Hilliard)
Musical Justice1931ShortWife at Divorce Hearing (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1953-1961TV Series performer - 11 episodes
Take It Big1944performer: "Take it Big"
Hi, Good Lookin'!1944performer: "By Mistake", "You're Just the Sweetest Thing", "Slight Taste of Life", "Just a Stowaway on a Ship of Dreams"
Swingtime Johnny1943performer: "Sweet and Low"
Honeymoon Lodge1943performer: "I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody Like I'm Loving You" - uncredited
Gals, Incorporated1943performer: "Hep, Hep, Hooray" - uncredited
Juke Box Jenny1942"Then You'll Remember Me" / performer: "Give Out", "Then You'll Remember Me"
Cocoanut Grove1938performer: "Says My Heart"
The Life of the Party1937performer: "Roses in December" 1937, "So You Won't Sing" 1937, "Let's Have Another Cigarette" 1937, "Yankee Doodle Band" 1937
New Faces of 19371937performer: "New Faces" 1937, "Our Penthouse on Third Avenue" 1937, "If I Didn't Have You" 1937, "Love Is Never Out of Season" 1937
Follow the Fleet1936performer: "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" 1935, "But Where Are You?" 1935 - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rick Nelson: A Brother Remembers1987TV Movie documentaryHerself
ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration1978TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1976-1977TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Squares1973TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1973TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Andy Williams Show1971TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1970TV SeriesHerself (as Harriet Nelson)
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Barbara McNair Show1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-host
The Mike Douglas Show1966TV SeriesHerself
Disneyland '591959TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
What's My Line?1956TV SeriesMystery Guest / Harriet Nelson
Screen Snapshots Series 34, No. 6: Hollywood Shower of Stars1955ShortHerself
This Is Your Life1953TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: Starlight Ballroom2015TV MovieHerself
America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton2014VideoHerself (as Harriet Hilliard)
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHarriet Nelson - Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Ricky Nelson Sings2005TV Movie documentary
Follow the Fleet: The Origins of Those Dancing Feet2005Video short as Harriet Hilliard
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryHerself / Harriet Nelson
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood My Home Town1965DocumentaryHerself (as Harriet Hilliard)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 6821 Hollywood Blvd.

TitleSalary
Follow the Fleet (1936)$1,500 /week


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