Harriet Nelson


Harriet Nelson

Original Name Peggy Louise Snyder
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Oct 1994 (aged 85)
Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Revelation section, Map #G01, Lot 3540, Single Ground Interment Space 4
Memorial ID 1834 View Source
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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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