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111., 1951—; WHBF-TV, Rock Island, 1951-2; WREX-TV Barn Dance, Rockford, 111., 1959—; KTVO-TV, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1959—; Wes Holly Enterprises, 1956-59; WISC-TV, Madison, Wise; and WTVH-TV, Peoria, 111. Has ap­peared with Dale Robertson (Wells Fargo); Leon Mc-Auliffe; Lash Larue; Judy Canova; Tex Benecke; Jan Clayton (Lassie series); and Rip Masters (Rin Tin Tin). Listed in Country Music Who's Who for 1959 and won awards for Community Chest Campaign, 1958; Salva­tion Army Telethon, 1958, 9; and Cerebral Palsy Tele­thon, 1959. Address: 326 West Adams, Macomb, Illinois.
Bess, Miss (Bess Farmer), b. 12/25/19, Hegira, Ky. Schools: Lindsey Wilson Jr. College, Columbia, Ky., 1937-38; Western Ky. State College, Bowling Green, Ky., 1941-43; Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, Tenn., 1955-6; and East­ern Ky. State College, Richmond, Ky., 1958-9. Obtained B.S. Degree from Tenn. Tech in 1956, and M.A. from Eastern Ky. State College in 1959. Is a teacher. Enter­tainment experience: Farmer quartet, Glasgow, Ky., 1941-3; Renfro Valley Barn Dance, Renfro Valley, Ky., 1953-60; Sunday Morning Gatherin', Renfro Valley, Ky., 1953-60; and TV series, Renfro Valley Folks, 1957. Plays accordian on Renfro Valley Barn Dance and organ on Sunday Morning Gathering sings with her two sisters, Marie and Hazel Farmer of Albany, Ky. Address: Box 171, Albany, Ky.
Black, Christine Jane, (Janie), b. 6/14/44, Pomona, Calif. Attended Mt. Baldy Grade School, Mt. Baldy, Calif., and Upland High School, Upland, Calif. Entertainment ex­perience: Cliffie Stone's Hometown Jamboree, Anaheim, Calif., 1956-8; KXLA, Pasadena, Calif.; 1956-9; Lawrence Welk, KABC-TV, Hollywood, Calif., 1957; KTLA-TV, Red Rowe Show, Hollywood, 1958; KOC, Ontario, Calif., 1955-7; Fred Maddox Show, KTTV, Hollywood, 1957; and Showboat Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev., 1959. Signed recording contract with Capitol Records on 12/1/59. Has been the featured vocalist with Troy Farmer, Cliffie Stone, Speedy West, and Billy Strange. Address: 6308 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.
Black, Jeanne, (Gloria Jeanne), b. 10/25/37, Pomona, Calif. Schools: Pomona Elem., Pomona, Calif., 1941-7; Mt. Baldy
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