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Love You Because. Writer of: I Love You Because, 1949; Cry Baby Heart, 1944; Lost Highway, 1947; They'll Never Take Her Love, 1948; For Now and Always, 1953; Don't Trifle on Your Sweetheart, 1952; I Heard My Heart Break Last Night, 1956; You Can't Pick a Rose in December, 1948; King of Kings, 1948; Lumber Jack, 1957; Because You Love Me, 1950; There Wasn't An Organ at Our Wedding, 1950; Darling Don't Go, 1948; Cheaters Never Win, 1943; Weeping Willow, 1949; etc. Award: Citation of Achievement, More Than Anything Else in the World, 1955. Address: 402 West Mariposa, San Antonio, Texas.
Pearl, Minnie (Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon), "From Grind­er's Switch." b. 1912, Centerville, Tenn.; h. Henry R. Cannon. Received diploma from Ward-Belmont Col­lege, Nashville, Tenn. Commedienne. Entertainment experience: Director of amateur plays, Atlanta, Ga., and toured southern states, 1934-40; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1940—; Tenn. Ernie Show, NBC-TV; This Is Your Life, NBC-TV; Dinah Shore Chevy Show, NBC-TV; International Rotary Club Convention, N.Y.C.; Jack Paar Show, NBC-TV; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV. Everest Album: Minnie Pearl. RCA Record: Monologue and How to Catch a Man. Stars on Prince Albert Grand Ole Opry, Saturday Nights, NBC Radio. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Peek, Earl H., b. 12/3/21, Sandmountain, Ft. Payne, Ala.; w. Velva Evatt; s. Charles E., 20; d. Naomi Sue, 18. At­tended Ft. Payne City Schools, Ft. Payne, Ala., 1926-34; and Dekalb High Sch., Ft. Payne, 1934-37. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WJBY, Gadsden, Ala., 1939-42; WGWD, Gadsden, Ala., 1943-4; Smokers Navy Enter­tainment, Perry and Norfolk, Va., 1944-6; WVOK, Bir­mingham, Ala., 1946-7; WDEF, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1947-8; WCMA, Corinth, Miss., 1948-9; WDXI, Jackson, Tenn., 1949-50; Night Club Work, Hawthorne, Nev., 1950-2; WMAZ and WMAZ-TV, Macon, Ga., 1952—. Has been a member of the Straw Hat Jubilee Boys, 1939-42; De­kalb Quartet, 1943-4; Yellow Label Happy Hitters, 1946-47; Hamilton Harmony Quartet, 1947-8; Southland Quar­tet; Dixie Quartet; Westerners Trio; Smile-A-While

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