Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Noted for his rich bass-baritone...Wikipedia
Age: 72 (age at death)
Born: 13th February, 1919, Bristol, Tennessee, USA
Died: 17th October, 1991, Reston, Virginia, USA
Height: 6' 1" (185 cm)
Claim to Fame: 16 Tons
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"Bless your little pea-pickin` hearts."
Lucy Carter, a widow with two teen children, takes a job as a secretary for her stuffy brother-in-law.
The album "Hymns" (1956) was on the USA Billboard Album charts for 350 consecutive weeks.
Used his influence to give many young performers their first break in show business, including San Francisco-area disk jockey turned TV personality Jim Lange (later of "The Dating Game"), and most notably, the singing duo the Everly Brothers.