Famous People Who Died on December 31
Film Actor, Television Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Television Personality / 1940 - 1985
American singer and songwriter Ricky Nelson was an early teen idol who acted out his real-life childhood on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
Miguel de Unamuno
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profile name: Ricky Nelson profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Television Personality
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profile name: Miguel de Unamuno profile occupation: Educator, Philosopher, Scholar, Journalist, Author, Poet
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