Thursday, March 20, 2008

Nose-talgia: Happy Birthday, Ozzie Nelson!

To honor the birthday of the late, great Ozzie Nelson, who was born on this date in 1906 (and died in 1975), we present this clip (actually a neat Kodak commercial) from his sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet which starred Ozzie and his real-life family -- his wife Harriet, and his two boys David and Ricky. The show, a true TV classic, aired on 1952 - 1966, and of course in reruns for many years thereafter. Ozzie Nelson was one of those relaxed performers who made it all look pretty darn easy, but he was a man of many talents, starting out as a swingin' bandleader and soon becoming a subtle and extremely likeable comic actor on radio and TV. He's adorable, and we think you'll like seeing this eternal paternal figure again. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Jane said...

Bravo for Ozzie Nelson! I always remember when I worked in Research at KTLA, we would say that Ozzie and Harriet had been the longest running comedy on TV. Of course now the Simpsons has it beat by a country mile! Wonderful old Kodak commercial too!