June Blair, who had a presence on the classic television series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, amongst different performing roles, has died. The information was first introduced by Blair’s niece, Tracy Nelson, with a submit on Facebook. In a subsequent report by THR, Blair’s daughter-in-law, Susan Nelson, revealed that the previous actress and mannequin died of pure causes at her residence in Sherman Oaks, California. She was 90 years previous.
“Sweet, gorgeous Aunt June Blair Nelson has passed away. God bless James and Dan, I love you,” the unique announcement by Tracy reads. “Ps, in case you didn’t know, Aunt June was a bombshell. Ozzie’s pr machine was pretty quiet about it, but she was an actress, model and Playboy Bunny before she joined the show.”
As a mannequin, Blair had graced the duvet of Playboy because the Playmate of the Month for the January 1957 concern. For her performing work, she could also be finest identified for showing on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet after marrying collection star David Nelson in 1961; Blair was subsequently written into the present because the spouse of Nelson’s character. The pair divorced in 1975 after having two sons, and David handed away after a most cancers battle in 2011.
June Blair Joined David Nelson on His TV Series
Blair appeared on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet from 1961 to 1966, although her position as June Nelson was not the primary time she appeared on the hit comedy collection. She beforehand performed different characters in 1960 earlier than touchdown the recurring position. That had additionally preceded her work in different TV reveals, equivalent to Bat Masterson, Hawaiian Eye, The Texan, Tombstone Territory, Sea Hunt, and The Aquanauts. She additionally appeared within the 1957 crime drama Hell Bound together with different movies, together with The Fiend Who Walked the West, Lone Texan, Island of Lost Women, Warlock, and A Fever within the Blood.
Noting that she maintained her independence after becoming a member of the Nelson household, THR quotes Blair as saying in a 1963 interview, “I’ve always been an independent girl. I was afraid the Nelsons might try to absorb me, as it were, but they haven’t. The way it’s worked out, they’re there if I need them, and they’re not there when I don’t.”
Blair’s survivors embrace her sons in addition to her granddaughter, Paige; Susan Nelson stated that Blair “loved being a grandmother.” Our ideas are with them, together with the remainder of the household and pals at the moment. Rest in peace, June Blair Nelson.