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1948; and others. Most popular record was Eeny Meeny Dixie Deeny. Operates card and gift shop, Pittsburgh, Pa. Wrote several present day singing jingles, includ­ing: Westinghouse TV; Chevrolet; Coral Cattle Spray; U.S. Ammonium Sulphate; Alsco Aluminum; Iron City Beer; Thorofare Markets; and Dairymen's Coop. Sales Ass'n. Address: 3053 Earlsmere Avenue, Pittsburgh 16, Pennsylvania.
Burnette, Lester Alvin (Smiley and Frog); b. 1911, Sum-mum, 111.; w. Dallas MacDonnell; s. Steve; Brian; d. Linda; Carolyn. Previous work: Factory, Taxicab, and Truck driver. Plays 100 instruments. Entertainment experience: WDZ, Tuscola, 111., 1930-3; and WLS Na­tional Barn Dance, Chicago, 111., 1933-4. Recorded for Columbia, Decca, Capitol, ARA, Abbot, Design-Chil­dren's, Serio-L.P.'s, and Transcribed Radio Show. Writer of 351 songs, including: Ridin' Down the Canyon; It's My Lazy Day; Mama Don't Allow No Music; Hominy Grits; My Home Town; Cat Fish Take a Look at That Worm; and Jackass Mail. Movies: 171 full length west­ern movies; 6 feature spots in non-western movies; 3-15 chapter serials, Under Sea Kingdom, Dick Tracy, and Rex and Rinty; 81 pictures with Gene Autry, 7 with Roy Rogers, 64 with Charles Starrett, 16 with Sunset Carson, and 1 each with Bob Livingston, Eddie Dean, George O'Brien; 1st picture, 1934. Spent 10 years at Republic Studios and 10 years at Columbia Studios. Business enterprises: Rancho Music: Copyrighted 30 business In­vigorates; and author of cook book. Honor: Ky. Colonel, 1960. Address: Box 100, Studio City, California.
Butler, Carl Roberts, b. 6/2/27, Knoxville, Tenn.; w. Pearl Dee Jones. Attended grade school in Knoxville, Tenn., and Stair Tech High School, Knoxville. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WPTF, Raleigh, N.C.; WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn.; WROL, Knoxville; WIVK, Knoxville; WATE-TV, Knoxville; WBIR-TV, Knoxville; WVLK, Lexington, Ky.; and WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1958—. Recorded 12 records for Capitol Records, 1951-3; and began recording for Columbia, 1953—. Songs re­corded: Angel Band; Borrowed Love; Hallelujah, We Shall Rise; It's My Sin; Looking Through the Windows