The nickname of David and Ricky Nelson, the sons of Ozzie and Hariet Nelson. Radio Life Magazine bestowed this regal title within six months of the boys joining THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET in February 1949. The program moved to television and became one of TV’s longest running situation comedies, airing from 1952-1966.
Note: Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve 1985. His older brother, David Nelson died of cancer on January 11, 2011.