How tall is Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson's Height

5ft 11.5in (181.6 cm)

US Singer. There seems to be some debate about this guy. Officially he IS listed as tall as 6ft 1.

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Average Guess (6 Votes)
5ft 11.13in (180.7cm)
David3 said on 17/May/17
I knew Rick beginning in 1977. I stand 5'11" and Rick was slightly taller than I am with his shoes off. He wasn't a fan of wearing shoes.
Joe Allen said on 28/Nov/16
Ricky Nelson was on 18 when he appeared in Rio Bravo. At that time, he was a little shorter than Dean Martin (Dean was about 5'10.5'').

So Ricky had a growth spurt from 18 to 22 and ended up about 6' tall, maybe even 6'1''.
Tom said on 21/Jun/16
Rick was about an inch taller than Dean. Watch it again. I have and I see Rick being slightly taller. Both men were shorter than six foot plus Walter Brennan. Brennan was a lot taller than most people think. He tended to slouch on purpose. But standing erect he was only three inches shorter than Gary Cooper.
edgar porras said on 21/Jun/16
How could ricky be listed as 6 ft. when he was shorter than dean martin in Rio Bravo?
Steve said on 21/Aug/15
I seriously doubt he was any taller than 5'10".
Sam said on 23/Dec/14
He looked similar range I think to Walter Brennan in Rio Bravo however I saw a photo w/ Nelson standing near Johnny Cash and somehow there seems to be barely an inch between them.
Alabaster said on 22/Jan/14
Knew the family well. Lived across the street and spent a lot of time there. Ricky is one inch shorter than I was and I was 6-0, back then.
Sunshine said on 16/Nov/13
mother said she saw ricky at the crising of the Russell Dam, she said my father went by Richard(Dick)Donovan who served with Colonel aka I believe is Ricky, she said he had dark hair blue eyes and little feet Janet Brown, Anderson,S.C. I've searched so long. I pray maybe his ex-wife will contact me at 138 Wellington St.Anderson SC 29624
Paul said on 16/Oct/13
5'11.5" seems about right. I met him once around 1979. I am 6'0" and he seemed a little shorter than I.
muttley said on 24/Sep/13
I met him once. He was about 6 feet tall and so handsome
Jerry said on 4/Aug/12
180-182 seems right. He looks a bit short in rio bravo but he was only 18 at the time and still growing
Marcus said on 11/Jun/12
Nelson was listed at 5'10.5" during the latter years of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet".
Sam said on 30/Dec/11
I saw a picture where he was barely shorter than Johnny Cash
hans said on 4/Mar/07
well, my father worked on the show, and he WAS shorter and got through a growth spurt in the final years of the show, yes, in his twenties!. so you are (all) right at some point!
Robert.R said on 13/Jan/07
Correction. The film was Rio Bravo.
Robert.R said on 13/Jan/07
I just watched that western El Dorado and John Wayne towered over him, in fact Nelson did not seem to be alot taller than Angie Dickinson. Are you sure he is 5'11.5" ?
Brad said on 6/Aug/06
Milner & McCord were at Ray Courts' show some years back. Frank2 is right on. Rick Nelson I saw in '78 & '84 right up front. Yes, 5' 11" is what I saw. My aunt worked at Paramount once in awhile as an editor. She'd run into him once in awhile on the lot. 6' is about right she said. Yes, he was better looking in person.
Frank2 said on 15/Mar/06
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! GOOD ONE, GRAMPS!! And Tiger, I worked at Universal and saw publicity regarding Kent McCord. Both he and Marty Milner were listed back then as being 6'1". And I saw both men and that was correct. If anything Milner was a little shorter, maybe 6'. Kent was about two inches taller than me.
Frank2 said on 14/Mar/06
Kent is 6'1" In the first shot Rick is obviously shorter by two inches which is exactly what he was which was 5'11". The second shot uses trickery since Rick is closer to the camera. Also, I've been right in front of some celebs who when a photo is about to be snapped of them with taller people they'll rise up on their tiptoes to look taller. I saw Kirk Douglas pull that one on at least one occasion. Trust me. Rick was 5'11". Elvis was 5'11 1/2". As far as Elvis goes, why quibble over half an inch. He was The King. He would call people he met for the first time "sir" which demonstrated he was a true Southern gentleman. He even did that with me and I was much younger!

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