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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 March 1940Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA
Birth NameAnita Jane Bryant

Mini Bio (1)

Anita Bryant was born on March 25, 1940 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, USA as Anita Jane Bryant. She has been married to Charlie Dry since 1990. She was previously married to Bob Green.

Spouse (2)

Charlie Dry (1990 - present)
Bob Green (25 June 1960 - 19 August 1980) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (11)

Born at 3:10pm-CST
Former Miss Oklahoma, Miss America runner-up 1958
Singer, entertainer and right-wing activist.
Her 1959 hit record of "Till Ther Was You" (Pop #30) ,was the first successful recording of a Pop standard from the 1957 Broadway show "The Music Man'. The Beatles would later include this song in their act. Other hits include "Paper Roses" and " In My Little Corner Of The World" , both were Top 10 hits in 1960.
By 1978, gay activists in the country had ensured a boycott on Florida Citrus Commission due to their use of Bryant as their spokesman. The ban was supported by many celebrities, including Barbra Streisand , Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, Bea Arthur, Paul Williams, John Waters, Carroll O'Connor, Mary Tyler Moore, and Jane Fonda. .
Inducted into the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame in 1988.
Good Housekeeping magazine named her the most admired woman in American in 1978, 1979 and 1980.
She sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic for the funeral burial service of Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the United States.
Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation in 1986.
From 1968 to 1980, she appeared in 76 television commercials as a spokeswoman for the Florida Citrus Commission.
In the U.S. presidential election year of 1968, Miss Bryant sang the National Anthem at both the Republican National Convention in Miami Beach, Florida and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Personal Quotes (4)

I love homosexuals. It's the sin of homosexuality I hate.
(After being pied in the face by gay protesters during a press conference) At least it's a fruit pie!
Had I gone my own way and not gotten to know God or accepted Him as a part of my life, I think that I would have been a very belligerent individual, full of hate and bitterness.
If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nail biters.

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