Ozzie Nelson

Birth Name:
Oswald George Nelson
Birth Date:
March 20, 1906
Birth Place:
Jersey City, New Jersey
Death Date:
June 3, 1975
Place of Death:
1822 Camino Palmero Street, Hollywood, California
Cause of Death:
Liver cancer
Cemetery Name:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Oswald Nelson big band leader, actor, director, and producer. But he is most well known as the patient, loving father Ozzie Nelson with his lovely wife Harriet in once of America's most beloved TV shows. For 14 years, from 1952 to 1966, ”The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” was a television staple, an American icon, which may have preceded ”Seinfeld” as the first show that was really about nothing. (The Nelsons made an extraordinary 435 episodes; by contrast, there are 180 episodes of ”Seinfeld.”). Unlike ”Leave It to Beaver,” which ran six years, and ”Father Knows Best,” which lasted nine, ”Ozzie and Harriet” may have endured far longer because the Nelson family blurred the line between fiction and reality. The show actually began on radio in 1944, with Ozzie and Harriet playing themselves and actors portraying the boys. Their real sons joined the show in 1949, and the whole family made the transition to television.

Fun Fact

The Nelsons’ television home was a replica of their Hollywood home. An exact replica. If Harriet saw a vase while shopping that caught her eye, she would buy two – one for their home and one for the studio set.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Forest Lawn Memorial Park – Hollywood Hills

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California, 90068


North America


Map of Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA
Map of Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA

Grave Location:

Revelation, Plot 3540

Grave Location Description

As you enter the gates of the cemetery continue on Memorial Drive and turn right on Ascension Road. Weave your way around and park your car at the intersection of Ascension Road and Crystal Drive. Walk up the steep hill toward the large pine tree to the 13th row where you will Ozzie and Harriet resting together. Go up two more rows and to the left you will find their son Rick Nelson.

David Nelson is buried at Pierce Brothers in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.

Grave Location GPS

34.1461718348, -118.3239666358

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