Ozzie Nelson began his showbusiness career at the age of 14 when he was paid five dollars to play for the local Woman's Club dance in his hometown of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Ozzie's band became so popular that people were willing to pay ten dollars a night to hear them perform.
Ozzie played football for Rutgers University, but decided to become a professional musician. He led one of the most popular big bands of the 1930s, and became an ...
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