David Nelson, the last of the iconic Nelson family from The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet, has lost his fight with colon cancer at 74. His obituary is here.
While his younger brother Ricky went on to a successful recording career (and Rio Bravo), David went the behind-the-scenes route, directing a few Ozzie And Harriet episodes and shows such as Adam-12 — and producing.
In 1959, he appeared in Andre de Toth’s Day Of The Outlaw, one of the best 50s Westerns — and certainly one of the most overlooked. Highly, highly recommended.