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Slim Whitman (1923–2013)

Slim Whitman was born on January 20, 1923 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. He was married to Geraldine "Jerry" Christ. He died on June 19, 2013 in Orange Park, Florida. See full bio »

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 2012 Hope Springs (performer: "Tormented")
 2008 Vice (performer: "Tennessee Waltz")
 2003 House of 1000 Corpses (performer: "I Remember You")
 1998 Psycho (performer: "Indian Love Call")
 1996 Mars Attacks! (performer: "Indian Love Call", "I'm Casting My Lasso Towards The Sky")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Balloon (1993) ... (performer: "I Remember You")
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain (performer: "I'LL STEP DOWN")
 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (performer: "Love Song of the Waterfall" (1937))
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 1957 Jamboree!
Smin Whitman
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 2014 The 56th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Country Singer (In Memoriam) (credit only)
 1982 Late Night with David Letterman (TV Series)
- Episode #1.36 (1982) ... Himself
 1972-1981 The Midnight Special (TV Series)
Himself - Musical Guest
- Episode #9.17 (1981) ... Himself - Musical Guest
- Pilot (1972) ... Himself - Musical Guest
 1976 Stars on Sunday (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 May 1976 (1976) ... Himself

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Became a pop culture icon in the 1980s when he began releasing his recordings through TV advertised mail-order. See more »

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6' 3" (1.91 m)

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Outside of country fandom, Whitman is, arguably, best known for Tim Burton's use of a song of his in the 1996 sci-fi parody, Mars Attacks! (1996). Whitman's voice is discovered to be the secret weapon against the little green men. See more »


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