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 .

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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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He at first had no ambition to be a rock singer. When a girlfriend told him that she was in love with Elvis Presley, Rick told her that he was a rock singer, too. He hurriedly cut a cover of Fats Domino's song "I'm Walkin'", which became a big hit and started his musical career.

Ex-son-in-law of Tom Harmon and Elyse Knox.

When Rick Nelson appeared at The Rock Revival at Madison Square Garden in 1971, he was unaware that he was to appear in clothing from the era of the height of his popularity. Not aware of this he appeared in contemporary clothing and was booed because of this. Afterwards, and as a result of this, he wrote the hit song, "Garden Party".

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