Harriet Nelson’s Granddaughter Tracy Pays Birthday Tribute to Iconic Grandma with a Rare Photo

Tracy Nelson paid homage to her beloved grandmother Harriet Nelson from “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” on what would be her 110th birthday.

It’s been almost 25 years since the star of “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”, Harriet Helson passed away, but the world still remembers her for her brilliant on-screen performance. 

Ozzie and Harriet Nelson from the television program The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ozzie and Harriet Nelson from the television program The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

Harriet passed away on October 2, 1994, at her Laguna Beach home at California due to congestive heart failure. She was 85.

In Harriet’s memory, her granddaughter Tracy posted a picture on Facebook on the day that would mark her birthday. 

Remembering her grandma on the special day, Tracie wrote:

“It would have been Grandma Harriet's birthday today. Miss you Grandma, my pal and roommate. XOXO She said :"Honey if you and I had both been young in NYC in the 30's we would have raised some hell."

The touching post pulled on the heartstrings of many fans who took to the comment section to wish the late actress a happy birthday.

 Fan comments on Tracy Nelson’s post. | Source: Facebook/TracyKristenNelson

 Fan comments on Tracy Nelson’s post. | Source: Facebook/TracyKristenNelson

A TRAGEDY THAT CHANGED TRACY’S LIFE

Like her grandmother, Tracy had a keen interest in acting and she first landed her significant role in the 1982 sitcom “Square Pegs.”

Born to singer Nick Nelson and Kristin Harmon, Tracy’s life was turned upside down when her father was killed in a tragic airplane accident on New Year’s Eve of 1985.

Nick Nelson and Kristin Harmon on their wedding day, St.Martins, Brentwood, 1963. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

Nick Nelson and Kristin Harmon on their wedding day, St.Martins, Brentwood, 1963. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

On top of the pain that came from losing her father, Tracy had to deal with rumors surrounding her father--people claimed that the aircraft crashed because Nick freebased cocaine while on board.

Although the FAA discovered that the fire was caused by a faulty system in the airplane, the rumors continued to spread.

Tracy Nelson with her parents Nick Nelson and Kristin Harmon. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

Tracy Nelson with her parents Nick Nelson and Kristin Harmon. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

HER BATTLE WITH CANCER

Tracy married her partner of four years, Willam R. Moses, on July 25, 1987. Unfortunately, she started feeling weak and unhealthy at the same time.

One night, she had a rather peculiar dream in which her father told her to see a doctor. 

Tracy Nelson. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

Tracy Nelson. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

Luckily for her, she took that advice and went to a hospital where doctors discovered a tumor in her chest. Biopsy results confirmed that Tracy was suffering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Weeks and weeks of chemotherapy treatments followed after her diagnosis, and she became weak and feeble after each session.

Ultimately, Tracy went into full remission by mid-1988 and went on to give birth to her daughter, Remington Elizabeth, four years later.

Tracy's daughter Remington Elizabeth.  | Source: Facebook/TracyKristenNelson

Tracy's daughter Remington Elizabeth. | Source: Facebook/TracyKristenNelson

THE DEADLY DISEASE MAKES A COMEBACK

After beating Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Tracy’s cancer came back with more vehemence in 2005 and she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. 

In 2010, she was yet again diagnosed with cancer in her breasts.

Tracy Nelson. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

Tracy Nelson. | Source: Facebook/TracyKritstineNelson

But cancer’s wrath was no match for Tracy’s courage as she made a full recovery.

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