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About Ricky Nelson
Rick Nelson, who was originally born Eric Nelson, was a famous musician and actor. He was born into a family with lots of history in the entertainment industry, which fueled his love for music. He soon skyrocketed into fame, and specialized in rock 'n' roll, country, and rockabilly. He was mostly described as a pioneer of the pop genre.
Aside from his personal music collections, he recorded a number of soundtracks for films and television programs like "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1966), "Rock Concert" (1974), and "The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle" (2000).
Ricky Nelson first gained attention when he starred along with his family in the sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet", featuring his parents as the main characters. Ricky Nelson would later reprise his own role in the 1952 comedy film "Here Come the Nelsons".
He also appeared in the western film "Rio Bravo" (1959) and the comedy-drama war film "The Wackiest Ship in the Army" (1960), with the former bagging him a Golden Globe nomination for his performance.
Nelson was also the first artist to grab the number 1 spot in the inaugural Hot 100 Chart of Billboard magazine with his song “Poor Little Fool”. His music career comprised of 36 albums, producing hit songs like "Believe What You Say", "I Got a Feeling", "Young World", and "Travelin' Man".
His father was actor, Ozzie Nelson and his mother was singer, Harriet Nelson. His brother David Nelson was an actor. Ricky was married to painter, Kristin Nelson from 1963 to 1982. His children were Tracy, Gunnar, Eric, Matthew and Sam Nelson.
He was initiated into the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" in 1987. He was also honored with a Star on the respected Walk of Fame in 1975.
He was shortlisted for the "Most Promising Newcomer - Male" prize at the 1959 Golden Globe for his role in "Rio Bravo".
At the Laurel Awards in 1961, he won the "Top Male New Personality".
He unfortunately passed away in a plane crash in 1985.
He was 5' 11½" (1.82 m) tall.
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F.A.Q. about Ricky Nelson
When is his birthday?
Ricky Nelson's birthday is on May 8, 1940.
In how many days is his birthday?
Ricky's birthday is in 283 days
How old was Ricky when he died?
He was 45 years old.
When did he die?
He died in December 31, 1985.
How old would he be today?
Ricky Nelson would be 81 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Ricky from?
He was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S..
What was Ricky Nelson's height?
He was 5′ 12″ (1.82m) tall.
Ricky Nelson's Popularity
Ricky Nelson was a famous American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, who was born on May 8, 1940. As a person born on this date, Ricky Nelson is listed in our database as the 19th most popular celebrity for the day (May 8) and the 31st most popular for the year (1940).
People born on May 8 fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull. Ricky Nelson is the 690th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Ricky Nelson's birthday, Ricky Nelson is the 5145th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Teaneck, New Jersey, U.S.
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