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Stringbean (I) (1916–1973)

David Akeman, the country musician known as "Stringbean," was a legend at the Grand Ole Opry and one of the stars of television's Hee Haw (1969). Along with his long-time partner and Hee Haw (1969) co-star Grandpa Jones, he was one of the premier traditional-style banjo players in country music. Though Stringbean primarily performed as either a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hee Haw
Hee Haw Himself
The Porter Wagoner Show
The Porter Wagoner Show Himself - Guest
The Johnny Cash Show
The Johnny Cash Show Himself - Banjo Player


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 1970 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Stringbean (1970) ... (performer: "Little Maggie", "Me and My Old Crow (Got a Good Thing Goin')", "Cindy")
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 1969-1974 Hee Haw (TV Series)
- Episode #5.26 (1974) ... Himself
- Episode #5.25 (1974) ... Himself
- Episode #5.24 (1974) ... Himself
- Episode #5.23 (1974) ... Himself
- Episode #5.22 (1974) ... Himself
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Himself - Banjo Player
- Episode #2.19 (1971) ... Himself - Banjo Player (as David 'Stringbean' Akeman)
 1963-1970 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Stringbean (1970) ... Himself - Guest
- Stringbean (1963) ... Himself - Guest
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 1998 City Confidential (TV Series documentary)
- Murder in Music City ... Himself

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Alternate Names:

David 'Stringbean' Akeman | David Akeman


6' 5" (1.96 m)

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The murders of Stringbean and his wife are considered the most notorious crimes ever committed in Nashville, Tennessee. See more »


Nicknamed "Stringbean", from his tall and thin body physicque



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