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Harriet Nelson
Original name: Peggy Louise Snyder
Birth: Jul. 18, 1909
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1994
Laguna Beach
Orange County
California, USA

Singer/Actress. Born Peggy Sue Snyder to actor parents in Des Moines, Iowa. Using the family’s professional name, she was hired as a vocalist for Ozzie Nelson’s orchestra in 1932 as Harriet Hilliard. Ozzie and Harriet were married in 1935. She was a recording artist for various labels and in 1936 began appearing in films in leading-lady roles. In the early 1940's she performed on Red Skelton’s radio show. From 1944 through 1954 she and husband Ozzie starred in “The Ozzie and Harriet Radio Show on CBS, NBC and ABC. Their sons David and Ricky also made appearances on the show. In 1951 the family made a feature film “Here Come the Nelsons” which was followed in 1952 by their television show. “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” ran for 15 years on ABC. The show’s 435 episodes ran through 1966, making it the longest running situation comedy on television. Semi-retired after the show ended, Harriet appeared in the 1973 series “Ozzie’s Girls” and several made-for-tv movies in the seventies and eighties. (bio by: O'side Native) 
Family links: 
  Roy Hilliard Snyder (1879 - 1953)
  Hazel Dell McNutt Hilliard (1888 - 1971)
  Ozzie Nelson (1906 - 1975)*
  David Oswald Nelson (1936 - 2011)*
  Ricky Nelson (1940 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Congestive Heart Failure
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Revelation, Lot 3540
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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