About The Artist
He was born in Bluefield, WV in a farm home. His father was a horse and cattle dealer and they owned a 750 acre tract of land.
Became an orphan at the tender age of 8 and had to make his own way from there and didn't get much education. He said he left home at the age of 11, and left behind his four sisters and one brother.
Ran an engine for 3 or 4 months on the big "URR", but heard the call of the wild again, resigned and went back to what he called home.
At the time he was married to a Pennsylvania girl, he wrote, but she didn't seem to like that.
He moved back east in 1929 and on to radio and felt like he had
gained thousands of friends. He said while on the radio, his big goal
was to make it in the movies.
Timeline and Trivia Notes
Appearance History This Month
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