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Johnny Horton (1925–1960)

Johnny Horton was born in Los Angeles, but at an early age he moved with his sharecropping parents to Tyler, Texas, where he grew up. Fishing was an early interest in life and he traveled to Alaska to seek employment in this capacity, but after returning to Texas he took up singing. His singing career began in 1950 in Pasadena, California, on ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 35) in Milano, Texas, USA

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Filmography

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 2012-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Philadelphia Special (2013) ... (writer: "All for the Love of a Girl" - uncredited)
- The Fabulous Superlatives (2012) ... (writer: "All for the Love of a Girl")
 2007 Neal Cassady (performer: "Honky Tonk Man", "Rock Island Line", "All for the Love of a Girl") / (writer: "Honky Tonk Man", "All for the Love of a Girl")
 2006 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Documentary) (writer: "Honky Tonk Man")
 1990 Sibling Rivalry (writer: "Honky Tonk Man")
 1989 In Country (writer: "Honky Tonk Man")
 1985 Desert Hearts (performer: "HONKY TONK MAN")
 1960 North to Alaska ("North to Alaska") / (writer: "North to Alaska")
 1960 Ozark Jubilee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 June 1960 (1960) ... (performer: "Johnny Freedom")
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 1960 Ozark Jubilee (TV Series)
Himself - Singer
- Episode dated 24 June 1960 (1960) ... Himself - Singer
 1960 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 13 June 1960 (1960) ... Himself
 1959-1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself / Singer
- Episode #13.31 (1960) ... Himself
- Episode #12.38 (1959) ... Singer
 1959-1960 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.30 (1960) ... Himself
- Episode #2.52 (1959) ... Himself
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 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Himself - Singer
- The History of Country Music: Part 1 (1971) ... Himself - Singer
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Smoky Joe's Barbecue" / "Words" (Abbott Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »
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Trivia:

In Tillman B. Franks' autobiography, he says Johnny once had a live radio show in Shreveport that was sponsored by Holsum Bread. Johnny would read scripted ads for the bread between songs. He lost Holsum as a sponsor when once, after reading the last line of the ad that said "Holsum Bread is never touched by human hands", he added, "They mix it with their feet". See more »

Trademark:

Country music "saga songs"

Nickname:

The Singing Fisherman

Star Sign:

Taurus

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