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Tracy Nelson

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An extremely versatile and talented vocalist, Tracy Nelson is way better known on her behalf part as lead singer of NATURE. The Nashville sextet experienced three albums inside a country-rock vein make the graphs in the past due ’60s and early ’70s. But Nelson is simply as capable in spirit, R&B, and blues, though she hasn’t released many information in that design. Her albums for Soaring Fish were even more indicative of her eclecticism, but her R&B and blues origins are really obvious on her behalf 1993 release Within the Right here and today and 1995’s PERSONALLY I THINK SO EXCELLENT — both on Rounder Information. Given birth to in California but elevated in Madison, WI, Nelson started playing music when she was students at the University or college of Wisconsin. Nelson started performing folk and blues at coffeehouses and R&B and rock and roll & move at parties having a addresses band known as the Fabulous Imitators. In 1964, she documented an recording for Prestige, Deep Will be the Origins, which was made by Sam Charters. 2 yrs after documenting Deep Will be the Origins, Nelson going out to the Western Coast, spending a while in LA before settling in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA. After arriving in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, she formed NATURE in 1968, shifting the group to Nashville the next year. The music group stayed jointly for five years, documenting many albums for Mercury Information, among a small number of various other labels. Nelson still left the band within the mid-’70s, getting into a solo profession that noticed her discharge albums for a number of brands, including Columbia, Atlantic, and Traveling Fish. Nelson continuing to record and perform in to the ’90s. In 1993, she released In the Right here and today, her first record for Rounder Information and, not really coincidentally, her initial direct blues record since she started recording within the ’60s. Nelson implemented In the Right here and today with many acclaimed information of gritty blues-rock for Rounder, switching to Memphis International for the discharge of YOU MAY NEVER Be considered a Stranger within my Door in 2007.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tracy Nelson
Height 1.67 m
Profession Actor
Education Bard College
Nationality American
Spouse William R. Moses
Children Elijah Nelson Clark, Remington Elizabeth Moses
Parents Kristin Nelson, Ricky Nelson
Siblings Gunnar Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Sam Nelson
Music Songs Sing It, Victim of the Blues, Temptation Took Control of Me and I Fell, I Don't Do That Kind Of Thing Anymore, I Want To Lay Down Beside You, Cry On, You'll Never Be a Stranger at My Door, Sad Situation, In the Here and Now, Tennessee Blues, Goodnight Nelda Grebe, the Telephone Company Has Cut Us Off, Time Is on My Side, Please No More, I Want to do Everything for You, Blue Blue Day, Soul of Sadness, Won't Be Long, Ruler of My Heart, The Soul of a Man, Love Has No Pride, I'll Be Long Gone, I Feel So Good, Need Your Love So Bad, Tonight, The Sky's About To Cry, Miss You Like the Devil, Come See About Me, Slow Fall, Motherless Child Blues, Lead a Horse to Water, Hold An Old Friend`s Hand, Lay Me Down Easy, When I Need You Most of All
Albums Live from Cell Block D, The Blues Broads, Victim of the Blues, Deep Are the Roots, Sing It!, Homemade Songs/Come See About Me, In the Here and Now, Ebony and Irony, Poor Man's Paradise, I Feel So Good, Doin It My Way, Sweet Soul Music, Time Is on My Side, You'll Never Be a Stranger at My Door, Move On, Mother Earth Presents Tracy Nelson Country, The Best of Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, The Soul Sessions: Essential Recordings, Mother Earth
Movies The Perfect Nanny, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Yours, Mine and Ours, The Rival, Maria's Lovers, A Killer Upstairs, The Night Caller, The Perfect Tenant, A Grandpa for Christmas, The Perfect Husband, Kate's Secret, Touched By Evil, Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo, Killer Bees, Dumb Luck, Miracle at Sage Creek, For Hope, Perfect Game, The Drug Knot, My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?!, Hellhounds on my Trail, Fangs, Chicago Blues Reunion: Buried Alive in the Blues, The Promise, Highway Heartbreaker, The Wrong Child, Polar Opposites, Pleasures, Deadly Shift, Home: The Horror Story, Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder, Father Dowling Mysteries: The Missing Body Mystery, The Game of Love, No Child of Mine, Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery
TV Shows A League of Their Own, Father Dowling Mysteries, Glitter, Square Pegs


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#Fact
1 She and her younger brothers, Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson, have always maintained that their father's 1985 plane crash death was the result of a malfunctioning heater and not of alleged drug use on board the plane.
2 Was the subject of an instrumental introduction piece called "Tracy's Song", on the album "After the Rain", written and recorded by her twin brothers, Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson, with their band, Nelson.
3 Appeared in the St. Elsewhere (1982) episode, St. Elsewhere: The Women (1984), with her uncle, Mark Harmon.
4 Made guest appearances on Melrose Place (1992) as Alison Parker's (Courtney Thorne-Smith) sister Meredith. Her ex-husband, William R. Moses, also made appearances on the show as Alison's boyfriend Keith Gray.
5 Ex-sister-in law of actress/model Yvette Nelson.
6 Shared the screen with Tom Bosley before Father Dowling Mysteries (1989) - they were both in the Henry Fonda/Lucille Ball movie Yours, Mine and Ours (1968).
7 Has a son, Elijah Nelson Clark (born August 22, 2001), with celebrity ex-boyfriend Chris Clark.
8 Her maternal grandparents are the football great (and later sport broadcaster) Tom Harmon, and the 1940s "B"-movie actress Elyse Knox.
9 Daughter of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Harmon.
10 Ex-sister-in-law of Rick Moses, Graham Moses and Harry Moses.
11 Ex-daughter-in-law of Marian McCargo.
12 She has one daughter, Remington Elizabeth, b. August 11th 1992, with William R. Moses.
13 She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease one month after she wed William R. Moses.
14 Two of her brothers are twins Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson of the band Nelson. Her third brother is Sam Nelson.
15 Paternal grandparents are Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard. Maternal grandparents are football great (and later sport broadcaster) Tom Harmon, and the 1940s "B"-movie actress Elyse Knox. She is the niece of Kelly Harmon, Mark Harmon and David Nelson.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Family Film 2016 pre-production
A Fatal Obsession 2015 Christie Ryan
My Stepbrother Is a Vampire!?! 2013 Denise
The Telemarketers: 36 Hrs 2009 Video Taylor
Polar Opposities 2008 TV Movie Jenna
A Grandpa for Christmas 2007 TV Movie Marie O'Riley
The Rival 2006 TV Movie Alice Miller
Miracle at Sage Creek 2005 Adrianne
A Killer Upstairs 2005 TV Movie Sandra Nowlin
Her Perfect Spouse 2004 TV Movie Lisa Dorian
Still Standing 2003 TV Series Elise Larkin
Dumb Luck 2003 Kelly Jordan
Killer Bees! 2002 TV Movie Audrey Harris
Will & Grace 2002 TV Series Alison
Fangs 2002 Ally Parks
Home the Horror Story 2000 Linda Parkinson
The Perfect Nanny 2000 Andrea McBride / Nikki Harcourt
7th Heaven 2000 TV Series Pauline
The Perfect Tenant 2000 Rachel
Perfect Game 2000 Video Diane Crosby
The Bus Stop 2000 Short
The Promise 1999 TV Movie Lisa Miles
The Night Caller 1998 Beth Needham
Murphy Brown 1998 TV Series Lisa
Seinfeld 1998 TV Series Janet
Touched by Evil 1997 TV Movie Clara Devlin
For Hope 1996 TV Movie Annie Altman
Diagnosis Murder 1996 TV Series Kristie Lofton
Touched by an Angel 1996 TV Series Lisa Magdaleno
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Mystery Cruise 1995 Video short Mary-Kate and Ashley's mom
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley: The Case of the Sea World Adventure 1995 Video short
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga 1995 TV Series Ruth Whitney
The Nanny 1995 TV Series Mary Ruth
Ray Alexander: A Menu for Murder 1995 TV Movie Donna Colla
Melrose Place 1994-1995 TV Series Meredith Parker
Ray Alexander: A Taste for Justice 1994 TV Movie Donna Colla
Burke's Law 1994 TV Series Eve Baker
Matlock 1994 TV Series Jessie Morgan
No Child of Mine 1993 TV Movie Tammy
A League of Their Own 1993 TV Series Evelyn Gardner
Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo 1992 TV Movie Charley Adams
Highway Heartbreaker 1992 TV Movie Annie
Father Dowling Mysteries 1989-1991 TV Series Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery 1987 TV Movie Sister Stephanie 'Steve' Oskowski
If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium 1987 TV Movie Randi Wainwright
Tonight's the Night 1987 TV Movie Jamie Davies
Home 1987 TV Movie Susan Costigan
Kate's Secret 1986 TV Movie Patch Reed
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1986 TV Series Lori
Comedy Factory 1986 TV Series Michelle
Pleasures 1986 TV Movie Annie Benton
Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 Jenny Whiteman
Glitter 1984-1985 TV Series Angela Timini
The Love Boat 1985 TV Series Sandy
Family Ties 1984-1985 TV Series Deena / Deena Marx
Maria's Lovers 1984 Joanie
St. Elsewhere 1984 TV Series Jennifer Milbourne
Hotel 1983 TV Series Isabel Darby
Square Pegs 1982-1983 TV Series Jennifer DiNuccio
Yours, Mine and Ours 1968 Germaine Beardsley

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - The Love Boat
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Larry King Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Ricky Nelson Sings 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Making of 'Miracle at Sage Creek' 2005 Video Herself
Biography 1998-2004 TV Series documentary Herself
Showbiz Today 1998 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 1997 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997 TV Series Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Herself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself
Circus of the Stars #9 1984 TV Special documentary Herself
Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1983 TV Special Herself - CBS Team

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - The Love Boat

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