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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Ranked #2 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).

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.

Was one of two rock stars to have never appeared on "New American Bandstand 1965" (1952). The other was Elvis Presley, though Elvis did speak on the phone on Bandstand to host Dick Clark on January 8, 1959, Elvis' 24th birthday. He was overseas in the army at the time.

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