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Leon Weaver (1882–1950)


The senior member of the popular musical comedy hillbilly trio The Weaver Brothers and Elviry, the musical saw-playing Leon Weaver popularized this and other novelty instruments as part of their Okie-styled shows. The team would eventually move from the Grand Opry stage into Republic Studio films of the late 30s and early 40s. Born on August 12, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Jeepers Creepers
Jeepers Creepers Abner Weaver
(1939)
Arkansas Judge
Arkansas Judge Judge Abner Weaver
(1941)
Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry Abner Weaver
(1940)
Friendly Neighbors
Friendly Neighbors Abner Weaver
(1940)

Filmography

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 1939/I Jeepers Creepers (performer: "Jeepers Creepers", "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree", "In the Good Old Summertime")
 1938 Swing Your Lady (performer: "Dig Me a Grave in Missouri" (1937), "The Old Apple Tree" (1937) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Weaver Brothers and Elviry
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Trivia:

After WWI broke out, Leon married June Weaver, who was already divorced with two little girls. June was eventually brought into the Weaver Brothers act and the trio was renamed "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry". The marriage to June lasted nine years. After their divorce, June married Frank Weaver, Leon's younger brother and a part of the act. See more »

Trademark:

Playing novelty musical instruments (handsaw, pipes, etc.) See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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