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Overview (3)

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Died in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameMatilda Genevieve Scaduto

Mini Bio (1)

As a child Felice Bryant composed lyrics set to traditional Italian melodies and, in her teens, sang on her local radio station. In 1945 she was working as an elevator operator at a Milwaukee hotel when she met Boudleaux Bryant, a jazz and country violinist from Georgia who was performing at the hotel. They eloped two days later and, after their marriage, she adopted the name Felice from a pet name her husband called her.

They came to national prominence when their song-writing collaborations produced a string of top hits for the Everly Brothers beginning in the mid 1950s. Their songs have also been recorded memorably by Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Chet Atkins, the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly and many others.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Boudleaux Bryant (5 September 1945 - 25 June 1987) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (2)

Felice and Boudleaux were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, just a few months before Boudleaux's death. In 1991 they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. During their careers, the Bryants earned a total of 59 BMI Country, R&B, and Pop music awards.

In 1991, the Nashville Arts Foundation honored her with their "Living Legend Award."
With her husband Boudleaux, composed the classic 50s songs, "Bye Bye Love", "Wake Up, Little Susie", "Problems", "Poor Jenny", "Take a Message To Mary" and "All I Have to Do is Dream". They also wrote the classic country song, "Rocky Top" which became the official state song for Tennessee in 1982 and the "fight song" for the University of Tennessee sports teams.

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