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Actor David Nelson of famous TV family dies at 74
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LOS ANGELES – David Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," has died, a family spokesman said. He was 74.
Nelson died Tuesday at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles after battling complications of colon cancer, said family spokesman and longtime Hollywood publicist Dale Olson.
Born in New York City, Nelson attended the University of Southern California before joining his family on the small screen. He and his teen idol brother, Rick, convinced their parents to be on the show.
"The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966 and some of the story lines were taken from the stars' own lives. Nelson was the last surviving member of the well-known TV family and he directed numerous episodes of the series.
His film credits include "Peyton Place," "The Big Circus" and "Love and Kisses." In l976, he costarred with his mother in "Smash-Up on Interstate 5."