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Lester Flatt (1914–1979)

Lester Flatt was born on June 19, 1914 in Overton County, Tennessee, USA as Lester Raymond Flatt. He is known for his work on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), A Prairie Home Companion (2006) and Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964). He was married to Gladys. He died on May 11, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee. See full bio »

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  The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) (musician - 266 episodes, 1962 - 1971) (composer - 1 episode, 1962) (performer - 1 episode, 1962)
- Jethro Returns (1971) ... (musician: theme)
- The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty Crockett (1971) ... (musician: theme)
- Love Finds Jane Hathaway (1971) ... (musician: theme)
- Elly, the Secretary (1971) ... (musician: theme)
- Elly, the Working Girl (1971) ... (musician: theme)
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Lester's grandfather Jonas H. Flatt (1839-1896) was a private in the 28th Tennessee Infantry (2nd Tennessee Mountain Volunteers) in the Confederate States Army. Jonas' brothers John Madison and William Harrison also served the Confederacy. The unit saw action at Shiloh and Chicamauga. See more »

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