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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Prentice-Hall
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I would think this book by the great Oz would primarily interest devout fans of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. I recently re-discovered the show on Netflix; I had watched it in re-runs after school back in the early 70's, which wasn't a cool teenager thing to do at the time, but I didn't care. The show delighted me to no end, and I usually rushed home to watch it. I still find it hilarious and, in fact, appreciate it even more profoundly. The show reflects Oz' dry, subtle and, at times, ph ...more
'Ozzie' has that "Did I ever tell you about the time?" vibe to it. You feel as if you're in the Nelsons' House listening to Ozzie tell you about his life and the lives of his beautiful wife, Harriet, and his two talented children, David and Rick. The book starts with the tragic death of Ozzie's father on his 21st birthday and concludes with Ozzie and Harriet's semi-retirement in California. There are many funny memories and behind-the-scenes information about 'The Adventures of Ozzie & Harri ...more
I just finished this book for the second time. Ozzie writes with the same charming personality he portrays on screen: as though he's a soft-spoken, well-meaning neighbour reminiscing about his eventful life. Peppered with anecdotes, Ozzie even throws in little asides, like "I just had to look up the spelling of that word," or "Harriet just read what I wrote and reminded me of this..."
Don't look for any shocking revelations here: as Ozzie states in the first few chapters, he's trying for a "G" ra
This book has been out of print for quite a while, but if you are interested in the early days of television, it's a must read. Obviously, it also covers Ozzie's big band career (during which he met and married singer/actress Harriet Hilliard), and the rise of Ricky Nelson, his youngest son.
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Paterfamilias of "America's Favorite Family: The Nelsons: Ozzie, Harriet, David, and Ricky." THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET is, to date, the longest running situation comedy, to air on American TV. The show ran from 1952 until 1966 with a total of 435 episodes. The show also ran on radio for several years before moving to television. Ozzie started his professional career in music. It was as a ...more
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