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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)
In Old Missouri
In Old Missouri 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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Alternate Names:

Weaver Brothers and Elviry
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Trivia:

Suffered a nervous breakdown in 1924 following a tour of Europe. In response, he bought a farm in Springfield, Missouri and worked it for a time as a cure. It worked and soon the Weavers went back to touring. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Leo

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