Crown Princes of Radio

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.

See also –  “America’s Favorite Family” and “Irrepressible Ricky, The


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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