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David Nelson -- 'Ozzie and Harriet' Star -- Dead

1/12/2011 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

David Nelson who starred in one of the most popular sitcoms ever -- "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" -- is dead at the age of 74.

David Nelson Dead

Nelson was the last surviving member of the cast.  The show, which ran from 1952 - 1966, featured David, his brother Ricky (who was also a huge singer), and parents Ozzie and Harriet.

Ricky Nelson -- who's hits include "Garden Party" and "Hello Mary Lou" and "Travelin' Man" -- died at age 45 in a plane crash in 1985.

David -- who died of complications from colon cancer -- is survived by his wife and five children.


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