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Harriet Nelson

  • Original Name Peggy Louise Snyder
  • Birth 18 Jul 1909 Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 2 Oct 1994 Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Revelation, Lot 3540
  • Memorial ID 1834

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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1834
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Nelson (18 Jul 1909–2 Oct 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1834, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .