What do you know about Ozzie Nelson? Try this
Alan's FUN Trivia quiz. "Check Your
Answers" at the end of the quiz.
1. In March 20, 1906, where was Ozzie Nelson born?
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Jersey City, New Jersey
2. He became an Eagle Scout at 13 and in adult life a recipient of the
Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America
3. What college did he graduated from?
- Princeton University
- Rutgers University
- New Jersey State University
4. He made his own 'big break' in 1930. The
New York Daily Mirror
ran a poll of its readers to determine their favorite band. He knew that
news vendors got credit from the newspaper for unsold copies by returning
the front page and discarding the rest of the issue. Gathering hundreds of
discarded newspapers, the band filled out ballots in their favor. Who did
he beat in the vote?
- Benny Goodman
- Paul Whiteman
- Tommy Dorsey
5. In 1934, Nelson enjoyed success with his hit song.
What was the
- "Over Somebody Else's Shoulder"
- "Cry Me a River"
- "Come Back to Me"
6. Who's radio show did Ozzie and Harriet become regulars?
- Red Skelton
- Jack Benny
- Ted Mack
7. Two rivaling radio producers try to get the same sponsor. So they
try to overtop each other with new ideas. The movie is
People Are Funny.
Who does Ozzie play?
- Pinky Wilson
- Ormsby Jamison
- Leroy Brinker
8. In the 1952 comedy film,
Here Come the Nelsons, who plays
Charles E. 'Charlie' Jones?
- Fred Mertz
- Rock Hudson
- Gale Gordon
9. At the age of 13, he became one of the youngest persons to become an
10. In the early 70s Ozzie and Harriet attempted another TV series.
What was the series?
- David & Ricky Take Over
- Life on the Stage
- Ozzie's Girls
11. Where are the famous buried?
- Cremated, ashes given to family
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles,
- Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California