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Warren, Smokey, b. 8/12/16, Phoenix, Ariz.; w. Gerry Ciuf-frieda; d. Carol Jean, 12. Attended Phoenix High Schl., Phoenix, Ariz., 1934-7; and N. J. Music College, Newark, N. J., 1945-9. Was a barber. Plays fiddle and guitar. Entertainment experience: Radio, Phoenix, Ariz., 1932-5; Radio, Newark, N. J., 1945-55; TV, Newark, 1959—. Member of Shorty Warren and Western Ranglers, 1940-55; leader of Arizona Trail-Blazers, 1955-60. Cool, Rou­lette, Yale, Rainbow, London, and Rita Records. Songs recorded: I Wonder Where You Are Tonight, 1958; Nec­essary to Me, 1958; Prisoner's Dream, 1958; Ball of Fire, 1958; Something Wonderful, 1959; Sugar Doll, 1959; Christmas Choo Choo, 1952; Christmas Jamboree, 1952; Sooner or Later, 1950; Hillbilly Wedding, 1950; Selfish Heart, 1960; No One Will Ever Know, 1960; You Can Lay an Egg, 1949; Sweetheart in the Mt., 1949; Jersey Central Special, 1953; Over and Over Again, 1953. Most popular song was Prisoner's Dream. Co-writer of: Jer­sey Central Special, 1947; Over and Over Again, 1954; Sooner or Later, 1948; Selfish Heart, 1959. In charge of Garden State Jamboree Promotion, Linden, N. J. Award: N. J. TV Award, for Garden State Jamboree, 1955. Address: 116 Princeton Road, Linden, New Jersey.
Webb, June Ellen, b. 9/22/34, L'Anse, Michigan; d. Linda Gale Killen, 6; Robin Michele Killen, 4. Attended Mi­ami Jackson Schl., Miami, Fla., 1947-9. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WLAC-TV, Nashville, Tenn., 1947; WTVJ, Miami, Fla, 1948-53; WSM and WSM-TV, Grand Ole Opry, 1955—; WSIX-TV, Nashville, 1958-9; Toured U. S. and Europe, 1956—. Hickory and RCA Records. Songs recorded: I'm So Lonesome I Could* Cry, 1958; Final Affair, 1958; Mansion on the Hill, 1957; Conscience, 1957; You Take the Table, 1958; I Wonder if You Know, 1958; etc. Most popular song was I Won­der if You Know. Writer of: The Party Is Over, 1957; The Secret of Life, 1958. Voted Most Promising Female Artist, 1958 and 1959. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wells, Ardis Arlee, b. 7/10/17, Monterey, Minn.; h. Jim Solo­mon Wells. Schools attended: Grade Schl., Monterey, Minn., 1928-30; Grade Schl., Leola, S. D., 1931-2; High