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Roy Acuff (1903–1992)


Roy Acuff was born on September 15, 1903 in Maynardville, Tennessee, USA as Roy Claxton Acuff. He was married to Mildred Louise Douglas. He died on November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee. See full bio »

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Known For

Night Train to Memphis
(1946)
Sing, Neighbor, Sing
(1944)
Hi, Neighbor
Hi, Neighbor Roy Acuff
(1942)
Smoky Mountain Melody
(1948)

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 2016 Carnage Park (writer: "Big Bad John")
 2015 I Saw the Light (performer: "Low and Lonely")
 2014 The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Wabash Cannon Ball")
  Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
 2014 Big John: The John Hartson Story (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Big Bad John" - uncredited)
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (performer: "Wabash Cannonball")
 2009 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2009 Big River Man (Documentary) (performer: "Take My Hand Precious Lord")
  Nip/Tuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2007) (writer - 1 episode, 2007)
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Pioneers (Video) (performer: "Wabash Cannon Ball")
 2007 Surf's Up (performer: "Steel Guitar Blues") / (writer: "Steel Guitar Blues")
 1998 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1996 Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary (TV Special) (performer: "Great Speckled Bird")
 1992 Another Girl Another Planet (performer: "The Great Speckled Bird")
 1991 Flirting (writer: "Big Bad John")
 1990 Big Bad John (writer: "Big Bad John")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1981 They All Laughed (performer: "Back in the Country")
 1976 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1970-1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
 1968 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1965 The Drifter (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1962 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1960 Ozark Jubilee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
  Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (performer - 2 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (writer - 1 episode, 1958)
 1949 Home in San Antone (performer: "Home in San Antone", "Freight Train Blues")
 1948 Smoky Mountain Melody (performer: "Party Time on the Prairie")
 1946 Night Train to Memphis (performer: "Night Train to Memphis", "No One Will Ever Known") / (writer: "That Glory Bound Train")
 1944 Sing, Neighbor, Sing (performer: "Sing, Neighbor, Sing", "Easy Rockin' Chair") / (writer: "Not a Word from Home" - uncredited)
 1944 Cowboy Canteen (writer: "Night Train To Memphis" - uncredited)
 1943 O, My Darling Clementine (writer: "Write Me Sweetheart" - uncredited)
 1942 Hi, Neighbor (writer: "Stuck Up Blues", "I Know We Are Saying Goodbye")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Very Best of Roy Acuff--Wabash Cannonball" (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The greatest thing the Democrats have ever done for me was to defeat me for the governor of Tennessee. See more »

Trivia:

Brother of actor Eddie Acuff. See more »

Trademark:

Hits "Wabash Cannonball" and "Great Speckled Bird"

Nickname:

King of Country Music

Star Sign:

Virgo

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