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The popular radio and TV personality tells the producer at an advertising agency that he is "glad that you and your client were pleased with the Bayer Aspirin commercial" that he did for the company in 1972, the year before his sitcom, Ozzie's Girls, premiered.
TLS: "Ozzie", 1p, 7¼x10½. Hollywood, California, 1973 January 3. On sheet imprinted with his name to "Dear Ray" (Ray Richards). In full: "I just got back from Laguna to find your most thoughtful Christmas note. I'm so glad that you and your client were pleased with the Bayer Aspirin commercial. Literally hundreds of people, including friends, relatives and total strangers, have spoken to me about it and everyone sesems to like it. I feel that I was lucky indeed to have you, John and your talented co-hosts to guide me. Harriet joins me in fondest wishes for a most happy and successful 1972. Hope to see you soon. As ever". Accompanied by original typed, stamped mailing envelope. With photocopied TNS: "Ray Richards" (photocopied signature), 1p, 8½x11. No place, no date. Headed: "Ozzie Nelson". In full: "Ozzie Nelson wrote and produced one of the most popular and well-known TV series ever, 'The Ozzie and Harriet Show' with his wife Harriet and their two sons. Our advertising agency with client Bayer Aspirin had chosen Ozzie Nelson to do 2 commercials for us back in 1973. His two notes to me as producer indicate his friendly, sincere personality. Both notes are on his personal stationary (sic)". Nelson had actually made his commercial for Bayer Aspirin in 1972. Bayer Aspirin had previously been a sponsor of radio shows. Radio and television stars Ozzie and Harriet Nelson are best known for their TV show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1965), which also starred their two real-life sons, David and Ricky (later Rick) Nelson. Ozzie not only acted in the situation comedy, he was the show's producer, director and head writer. The couple had originated the show on CBS Radio, beginning in 1944, and there was also a feature film version, Here Come the Nelsons (1952), that helped to launch the successful TV show. In 1932, HARRIET HILLIARD (1909-1994), born Peggy Lou Snyder, began singing with the band formed by OZZIE NELSON (1907-1975) two years earlier. They married on October 6, 1935. Lightly creased with folds, lower horizontal fold at the descender of the first "z" in Ozzie. Fine condition.

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Born: March 20, 1906 in Jersey City, New Jersey
Died: June 3, 1975 in Hollywood, California

Film Credits
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (Producer), The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (Writer), The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (Sound), 2005 Ricky Nelson Sings (Other), 1998 Biography (Other), 1973 The Hollywood Squares (in person), 1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (Performer), 1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (Director), 1972 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (Performer), 1971 The Andy Williams Show (in person), 1971 Adam-12 (Performer), 1971 Adam-12 (Director), 1970 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1969-1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1969-1973 Love, American Style (Performer), 1969 The David Frost Show (in person), 1969 The Barbara McNair Show (in person), 1968 The Mothers-In-Law (Performer), 1968 The Joey Bishop Show (in person), 1968 The Impossible Years (Performer), 1967-1968 The Red Skelton Hour (Performer), 1965 Love and Kisses (Director), 1965 Love and Kisses (Producer), 1965 Love and Kisses (Writer), 1961 General Electric Theater (Director), 1959 Disneyland '59 (in person), 1958 To Tell the Truth (in person), 1958 The Bob Cummings Show (Performer), 1957 Studio 57 (Director), 1957 Studio 57 (Performer), 1956-1957 What's My Line (in person), 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (Director), 1956 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (Performer), 1955 Screen Snapshots Series 34, No. 6: Hollywood Shower of Stars (in person), 1953 This Is Your Life (in person), 1952-1966 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (Performer), 1952-1966 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (Director), 1952 Here Come the Nelsons (Performer), 1952 Here Come the Nelsons (Writer), 1946 People Are Funny (Performer), 1944 Wave-a-Stick Blues (Performer), 1944 Wave-a-Stick Blues (Writer), 1944 Wave-a-Stick Blues (in person), 1944 Take It Big (Performer), 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'! (Performer), 1943 Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra (in person), 1943 Honeymoon Lodge (Performer), 1942 Strictly in the Groove (Performer), 1941 Sweetheart of the Campus (Performer), 1941 Doin' the Town (in person), 1940 Ozzie Nelson & His Orchestra (in person), 1931 The High School Hoofer (Sound)

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