Two pals relax for a few minutes during the hectic years of their careers; David Nelson and younger brother/teen heart-throb Rick pose by their backyard swimming pool at their 1822 Camino Palmero home in Los Angeles, circa 1958 Credit: Photography by Gene Howard

Actor/director/producer David Nelson (right) was born today in David was the older son of Ozzie & Harriett. Many a boomer grew up with The Nelson Family on - mid TV. David passed in

Ricky Nelson--had a huge crush on him! Who didn't? Sad that he died so young, in a plane crash.

Ricky Nelson, TV star, teen idol and rock-n-roll singer. I had posters of him on the walls of my room and never missed The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriett.

Ricky on the set of Rio Bravo

Angie Dickinson and Ricky Nelson on the "Rio Bravo" set.

Rick Nelson

If you were born in that was the year Ricky Nelson became not only a TV star but a huge recording star - his first 5 singles released the year you were born and all of them were hits -- Elvis was getting some completion from Ricky the year you were born!

Ricky Nelson ~ 8 May 1940-31 Dec 1985

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He learned how to work those dreamy eyes as a young little guy!! I think it was just natural to him. <3

Ricky and Leslie Caron in the story of three loves

Ricky Nelson : An American Boy Next Door

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RICKEY NELSON 5-8-1940 to 12-31-1985 Ricky died in a p,and crash The plane landed safely but a fire in the cockpit blazed out of control and kiled him and his band

Ricky Nelson---my teenage idol. This pic is from Rio Bravo. One of my favorite songs was Hello Mary Lou.