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Tuscola, 111., 3rd oldest radio station in the U. S.; WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio; WHO, Des Moines, Iowa; WSM Radio, Nashville, Tenn.; and WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, W. Va., with Dusty Owens and Skeeter Bonn. Originated "The Singing News" on radio. Played banjo and guitar. Died, 9/5/59.
Dean, Eddie, b. 7/9/07, Posey, Texas; w. Loreen Donnelly; s. Eddie, Jr.; d. Donna Lee. Director of Church Choir. Entertainment experience: WIBW, Topeka, Kans., 1930-2; KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa; WNAX, Yankton, S. Dak.; WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111.; Town Hall Party, Compton, Calif. Mercury recordings include: Careless Hands; Don't Tell Me Stories; Hillbilly Heaven, Writer of: One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart. In PRC-Eagle-Lion Movies, 1936—. Address: 124 N. Naomi, Burbank, California.
Dean, Jimmy, b. 8/10/28, Plainview, Texas. Attended Plain-view High Schl., Plainview, Texas. Plays piano and accordian. Entertainment experience: WARL, Arling­ton, Va.; TV, Washington, D. C; and Jimmy Dean Show, CBS-TV. Recorded for Columbia, Mercury, and King Records. Albums: Jimmie Dean's Hour of Prayer; and Favorites of Jimmy Dean. Songs recorded: Release Me; I'm Feeling for You; Sugar Coated Sweetheart; There Stands the Glass; A Million Tears from Now; I'll Al­ways Love You; Queen of My Heart; Bumming Around; Sweet Darling; Why Don't You Shut Your Mouth; Pa­per Love Affair; Beautiful Isle of Somewhere; Rock of Ages; There Shall Be Showers of Blessings; Life's Rail­way to Heaven. Address: CBS-TV, New York City, New York.
Delmore, Alton, b. Dec. 25; Elkmont, Ala.; w. Thelma Neeley; s. Lionel; d. Billie Anne; Norma Gail; Susan (deceased); Deborah, 8. Attended high school and col­lege in Ala., Ind., Texas, and 111. Previous work: farm­ing and printing. Alton and Rabon (died 1953, buried at Athens, Ala.) made up duet called the Delmore Brothers. Entertainment experience: Columbia Rec­ords, Atlanta, Ga., 1931; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nash­ville, Term., 1932-8; WPTF, Raleigh, N. C; WLW, Cin­cinnati, Ohio; WCKY, Cincinnati; Memphis, Tenn.;