Ricky Nelson Overview:

Legendary actor, Ricky Nelson, was born Eric Hilliard Nelson on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, NJ. Nelson died at the age of 45 on Dec 31, 1985 in De Kalb, TX .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording. Nelson was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Ricky Nelson Quotes:

Pat Wheeler: I told him you were one of the best.
Colorado Ryan: Well, I'll tell you what I'm a lot better at, Mr. Wheeler... that's minding my own business.

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Johnny Cash wrote the song "Restless Kid" for him to sing in Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo (1959). However, music director Dimitri Tiomkin insisted that Nelson perform the folk song "Cindy" and Dimitri Tiomkin's own "My Rifle, My Pony and Me". Johnny Cash's evocative "Restless Kid", which sums up Ricky's Rio Bravo (1959) character "Colorado" in less than two minutes, never appeared in the film. Instead, it was released on Nelson's third album, "Ricky Sings Again" (Imperial LP 9061 [mono]/Imperial LP 12090 [stereo], 1959).

Father-in-law of Yvette Nelson.

Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA, on the right as you walk in, on the steep slope under the third tree, two rows above Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard.

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