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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 11 February 1908Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Date of Death 5 September 1969Manhasset, Long Island, New York, USA  (during heart surgery)
Birth NameJoshua Daniel White
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Josh White was born on February 11, 1908 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA as Joshua Daniel White. He was an actor, known for Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947), The Walking Hills (1949) and The Crimson Canary (1945). He was married to Carol Carr. He died on September 5, 1969 in Manhasset, Long Island, New York, USA.

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Carol Carr (1933 - 5 September 1969) (his death) (5 children)

Trivia (5)

Pictured on one of a set of four 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 26 June 1998, celebrating "Folk Musicians".
His song, 'One Meatball' sold 1-million records in 1940.
On night in 1932, White was in a fight in Harlem and put his right hand through a plate glass window. Unable to play the guitar from 1934-1939, he supported his wife, 2 children, his brother and mother-in-law working odd jobs as a janitor, building superintendent, and elevator operator. Feeling came back to his damaged hand one night while playing cards and he found he was able to play the guitar again.
At age 7 White met blind blues singer Joel Taggart and eventually accompanied him on a 4-year tour where he learned how to play the guitar.
Father of Josh White Jr..

Personal Quotes (1)

The travel will probably kill you before the whiskey does.

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