Actress Tracy Nelson

Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 6, 2008

What happened to Ricky Nelson's granddaughter, Tracy Nelson? I liked her very much as a nun in the Father Dowling Mysteries series.
—Norbert Grant, Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Tracy Nelson, 44, actually is the daughter, not granddaughter, of pop singer Ricky Nelson. Her grandfathers are Ozzie Nelson, of Ozzie and Harriett fame, and football great Tom Harmon, making NCIS star Mark Harmon her uncle. The mother of two continues to act and most recently appeared in the movies A Grandfather for Christmas (2007), The Rival (2006), Miracle at Sage Creek (2005), A Killer Upstairs (2005) and The Perfect Husband (2004). Nelson is a cancer survivor, diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in 1987.