Actor David Nelson of famous TV family dies at 74

This file photo taken May 9, 1996, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles actor and director David Nelson poses with his grandson Michael Woolery and family friend Ashley Holt as he is honored with the 2,065th star. Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet " died in Los Angeles Monday. He was 74. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

January 12, 2011 7:49:25 AM PST
David Nelson, who starred on his parents' popular television show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," has died. He was 74. Family spokesman and longtime Hollywood publicist Dale Olson says Nelson died Monday at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles after battling complications of colon cancer.

Nelson was the last surviving member of the Nelsons TV family and directed numerous episodes of the long-running series. His film credits include "Peyton Place," "The Big Circus" and "Love and Kisses." He also appeared in various TV roles.

Nelson is survived by his wife, Yvonne; four sons and a daughter; and seven grandchildren. A service will be held Thursday.