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Bess Hawes (1921–2009)

Bess Hawes was born on January 21, 1921 in Austin, Texas, USA as Bess Lomax. She was a director, known for Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (1967), Buckdancer (1965) and Georgia Sea Island Singers (1964). She was married to Baldwin Hawes. She died on November 27, 2009 in Portland, Oregon, USA. See full bio »

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Pizza Pizza Daddy-O
Buckdancer Director


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 1970 Say Old Man Can You Play the Fiddle (Short) (as Bess Lomax Hawes)
 1967 Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Documentary short) (as Bess Lomax Hawes)
 1965 Buckdancer (Short)
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 2003 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Long Drive (2003) ... (writer: "M.T.A.")
 2002 American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (TV Movie) (writer: "M.T.A.")
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "M.T.A.")
 1975 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- America on the Move (1975) ... (writer: "Charlie on the M.T.A." - uncredited)
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 1967 Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Documentary short) (as Bess Lomax Hawes)
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 1993 The Grand Generation (Documentary short) (special thanks - as Bess Lomax Hawes)
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 2006 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home (2006) ... Herself

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Bess Lomax Hawes

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She was a singer, teacher, and folklorist who was part of the leading family of American folk studies. She is probably most famous for co-writing "M.T.A." Its melody comes from two old folk songs to which new lyrics were written. See more »

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