David Nelson of 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'

David Nelson, the elder son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and the last surviving member of the family that became an American institution in the 1950s and '60s as the stars of the classic TV sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,"  died at 74. When the series ended in 1966 after 435 episodes, it had become the longest-running family situation comedy in TV history.  The show has been criticized for presenting an idealized version of American family life that few could live up to. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-david-nelson-20110112,0,1039470.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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( File photo, Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2014 )

David Nelson, the elder son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and the last surviving member of the family that became an American institution in the 1950s and '60s as the stars of the classic TV sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," died at 74. When the series ended in 1966 after 435 episodes, it had become the longest-running family situation comedy in TV history. The show has been criticized for presenting an idealized version of American family life that few could live up to. Full obituary

Notable film and television deaths of 2011

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