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Esquire Magazine Story, Oct., 1959; Picture in Comp-ton's Encyclopedia. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee. Shea, George Beverly, "America's Beloved Gospel Singer." b. 2/1/09, Winchester, near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; w. Irma; s. Ronnie; one daughter. Attended Houghton College, Houghton, N. Y. Worked as clerk in insurance office. Entertainment experience: WMBI, Chicago, 111., announcer and singer; ABC Radio, 1947—; The Hour of Decision, ABC, NBC, and MBS Radio Networks; mem­ber of the Billy Graham Team. RCA Records. Album: George B. Shea. Songs recorded: If I Can Help Some­body; Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep; If I Could Pray Like a Child Again; Command and I'll Pray; The Holy City; Roll Jordan Roll; Goodbye Pharaoh; Stand By Me; Open Up Your Heart and Let the Sunshine In; At the End of the Road; etc. Address: 130 Harmon Place, Minneapolis 3, Minnesota.
Shepard, Jean, b. 1936, Paul's Valley, Okla. Attended high school, Visalia, Calif. Entertainment experience: Jubi­lee, U. S. A., ABC-TV; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nash­ville, Tenn. Capitol Records. Albums: This Is Jean Shepard; Songs of a Love Affair. Songs recorded: Dear John; Have Heart, Will Love; Did I Turn Down a Better Deal; I Married You for Love; A Satisfied Mind; Two Whoops and a Holler; I'd Rather Die Young; Why Did I Wait; Act Like a Married Man; Beautiful Lies; You're Calling Me Sweetheart Again; Under Suspicion; Cry­ing Steel Guitar; My Wedding Ring; I Learned It All From You; It Scares Me Half to Death; I Used to Love You; You're Just the Kind of Guy; Secret of Love; He's My Baby; Just Another Girl; I Want to Go Where No One Knows Me; I'll Take the Blame; Forgive Me John; etc. Top Female Singer, Cash Box, 1959. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Singleton, Margaret Louise "Margie." b. 10/5/35, Coushatta, La.; h. Shelby S. Singleton, Jr.; s. Stephen Shelby, 9; Sidney Sheldon, 4. Attended Byrd High Schl., Shreve-port, La., 1946-50. Plays guitar. Entertainment experi­ence: KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La., 1957-9; Jubilee, U. S. A., ABC-TV, 1960. Starday, Mercury, and