Tracy Nelson

Place of Birth: Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: October 25, 1963

Ethnicity: Austrian (maternal grandmother), Swedish (great-grandfather), Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, French, Scottish

Tracy Nelson is an American actress, dancer, and writer. She is the daughter of painter, actress, and author Kristin Nelson (Sharon Kristin Harmon) and actor, singer, songwriter, and musician Ricky Nelson. Her uncle is actor and football player Mark Harmon and her cousin is actor Sean Harmon. She has a daughter with her former husband, actor William R. Moses, and a son with her former partner Chris Clark.

Tracy’s paternal grandfather was band leader and actor Ozzie Nelson (born Oswald George Nelson; the son of George Waldemar Nelson and Ethel Irene Orr). Ozzie was born in New Jersey. George was the son of Swedish parents, Anders/Andrew Magnus Hillard and Anna L. Johnson. Ethel was the daughter of Jackson Orr, whose parents were Irish, and Mary Emma Wright.

Tracy’s paternal grandmother was singer and actress Harriet Nelson (born Peggy Louise Snyder; the daughter of Roy Hilliard Snyder and Hazel Dell McNutt). Harriet was born in Iowa. Roy was the son of Jacob Hilliard Snyder, who was of German descent, and Estella Mary Ella Harris, who had English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Hazel was the daughter of George Wesley McNutt and Susanna/Susan Elizabeth Shunk, and was of mostly German descent, as well as Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, and Irish.

Tracy’s paternal grandfather was football player, broadcaster, and military pilot Tom Harmon (Thomas Dudley Harmon; the son of Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose/Rosa Marie Quinn). Tom was born in Indiana. Louis was the son of Emile/Emil/Amiel Harmon, who was born in Lutzelhause, Alsace, France, of German and French descent, and of Mary Elizabeth Maher/Cashin/Cashion, who was born in New York, to Irish parents. Tracy’s great-grandmother Rose was the daughter of Michael Quinn and Johanna/Hanna/Hannah Keon, and was of Irish ancestry.

Tracy’s maternal grandmother was actress, model, fashion designer, and artist Elyse Knox (born Elsie Lillian Kornbrath; the daughter of Frederick Kornbrath and Hermine/Mina Sophie Muck). Elyse was born in Connecticut, to Austrian parents. Frederick was born in Ferlach, Karten, Austria. Hermine was born in Vienna, Austria.

Sources: Genealogy of Tracy Nelson –

Genealogies of Tracy’s parents –

Genealogy of Tracy’s father –

Marriage record of Tracy’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose/Rosa Marie Quinn –

Tracy’s maternal great-grandparents, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon and Rose/Rosa Marie Quinn, on the 1900 U.S. Census –

Tracy’s maternal great-grandfather, Louis Amiel/Anthony Harmon, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Tracy’s maternal grandmother, Elsie Lillian Kornbrath, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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