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Couldn't Care Less; This Old House; I Can't Stop Lov­ing You; Heartbreak Avenue; Too Soon to Know; Oh Lonesome Me; I May Never Get to Heaven; A Stranger to Me; Who Cares; Just One Time; I Can't Leave; I Love You Still; Don't Tell Me Your Troubles; etc. Writer of: There's a Big Wheel, 1959; A Legend in My Time; Far Far Away; etc. Awards: Oh Lonesome Me, favorite country record, 1958, Billboard and Cash Box; Most promising male artist, 1958. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Gobel, George Leslie "The Little Cowboy." b. 5/20/19, Chi­cago, 111.; w. Alice Humecke; s. Gregg; d. Georgia; Leslie Alice. Attended Chicago public schools, Chicago, 111. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WLS Na­tional Barn Dance, Chicago, 111., 1933-42; Hotels and supper clubs, U. S. A., 1946-54; George Gobel Show, NBC-TV and CBS-TV, 1954—. Movies: The Birds and the Bees, 1956; and I Married a Woman, 1957. Business enterprises: Gomalco Enterprises; and Gomalco, Inc. Honors and awards: Emmy, Look Magazine, 1954-5; Sylvania Award, 1954-5; Associated Press Man of the Year, 1954-5; TV Personality of the Year, 1954-5. Ad­dress: CBS-TV, Hollywood, California.
"Goober," (James Gilbert Buchanan), called "The favorite nut of the South." b. 6/17, Hillsdale, Simpson County, Kentucky; w. Lillie May Perry, 1929-41; Dixie Belle Moore, 1942-56. Schools attended: Cedar Hill Grade Sch., Simpson Co., Ky., 1913-6; Love Grade Sch., Marion County, 111., 1917-9; Cedar Hill Grade Sch., Simpson Co., 1920-1; Barnes High Sch., 1924-8. Worked in gen­eral store, on farm, and in shoe factory. Plays mandolin. Entertainment experience: Fields Shows and tours, WLS, Chicago, 111., 1936-8; WDZ, Tuscola, 111., 1938; WDOD, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1939; WAPO, Chattanooga, 1939; Toured with Ken Hackley, 1939; WDZ, Tuscola, 1940; WIBC, Indianapolis, Ind., 1940; WHOP, Hopkins-ville, Ky., 1940-2; WPAD, Paducah, Ky., 1942; WDEF, Chattanooga, 1942; WHOP, Hopkinsville, 1942; Jamup and Honey Tent Show, WSM, Nashville, Tenn., 1942; Army, 1942-3; WSIX, Nashville, 1943-8; WVLN, Olney, 111., 1948-50; WLAC, Nashville, Term., 1950; WVLN, 01-