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Hurley High, Grundy, Va., 1937-8; Los Angeles Con­servatory of Music, 1949-50; Valley Conservatory of Music, 1950-9. Previous work: farm and railroad. Plays violin. Entertainment experience: WLAP, Lexington, Ky., 1936; Capitol Barn Dance, Alexandria, Va., 1938-9; WRVA Old Dominion Barn Dance, Richmond, Va., 1939-40; WPTF, Raleigh, N. C, 1940-1; Crazy Water Crystal Shows, Mineral Wells, Texas, 1941-2; Hal Burns Vari­eties, Memphis, Term., 1942-3; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1943-4; Iowa Barn Dance Frolic, Des Moines, Iowa, 1944-5; Foreman Phillips Country Barn Dance, Los Angeles, Calif., 1945-7; Cliffie Stone Home­town Jamboree, Los Angeles, Calif., 1947-59. Has made over 2,000 sides (Records) with various entertainers. On Capitol and Black Mountain Records. Songs recorded: A Beautiful Life and A Thief on the Cross, with Tex Ritter; Sally Gooden; Cripple Creek. Writer of: You'll Find Her Name Written There, 1947; I Hear You Knock-in', 1946; Left Me with These Lowdown Blues, 1947; Mean Old Woman, 1948; She's a Shady Lady, 1946; What a Line, 1946; Sleep Walker's Lullaby, 1949; Hesitation Blues, 1947; Sewing Patches on My Heart, 1948; Stampede, 1946; Jimmy's Jump, 1946; Much More Than the Rest, 1947; Come a Bit Closer, 1947; Fair Weather Baby, 1947; If You'll Only Try Again, 1948. Co-writer of: There's a New Day Tomorrow, 1946; I Can Tell Just as Plain, 1946; What a Line, 1946; Shuffle Town, 1947; I Wish, 1947; I'm Singin' the Blues, 1946; I'm Countin' the Days, 1946; Don't Bother Me, 1946; Don't Count Your Dreams, 1946; Somebody, 1947, If You'd Only Be True, 1947; Back Up a Little Bit, 1946. Oakies in Calif., 1949; Half Past a Heartache, 1959; Pretty Woman for to Boss, 1951. Movies: Headin' West, Columbia, 1947; West of the Alamo, Republic, 1948; Cop­per Canyon, Universal, 1949; The Philadelphians, War­ners, 1959; Oceans Eleven, Warners, 1960; Sparticus, Universal, to be released; Inherit the Wind, Universal, to be released. Address: 4125 Vanetta Place, Studio City, California. Henson, Herbert Lester "Cousin Herb." b. 5/17/25, 641 N. 61st St., East St. Louis, 111.; w. Katherine Jolflere Cheat-
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