A highly publicized custody battle with her brother Mark Harmon also drew … He was married to Kristin Harmon. Former teen idol Rick Nelson dies in plane crash in De Kalb, Texas, on December 31, 1985. Ricky Nelson was born on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Eric Hilliard Nelson. DAVID NELSON’S CAREER.

He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) and Rio Bravo (1959). Her messy divorce from Ricky Nelson made headlines in 1982. Kristin and Ricky has four children: Tracy, twins Matthew and Gunnar Nelson ( the Nelson Brothers) and Sam Nelson. Refused to shave his hairy chest. Her brother is Mark Harmon (NCIS). Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), known professionally as Ricky Nelson until his 21st birthday when he officially dropped the "y" and simply became Rick Nelson, was an American rock & roll star, pop pioneer, musician, and singer-songwriter.From age eight he starred alongside his family in the radio and television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Her father was Heisman football star and announcer Tom Harmon and her mother was film star Elyse Knox. David graduated from Hollywood High School in … Younger brother of actor/director David Nelson. When the teenage Ricky Nelson launched his pop career in 1957 by picking up a …

He managed to outlive his father Ozzie, who died from liver cancer in 1975; his mother Harriet, who died in 1994, and his youngest brother Ricky. David Nelson was the last survivor of the original Nelson family. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet David Nelson (left) and Ricky Nelson in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

He died on December 31, 1985 in De Kalb, Texas, USA.