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Jimmie Davis (I) (1899–2000)


American politician and songwriter who appeared in a number of films. Davis was born in the now-nonexistent town of Beech Springs, Louisiana, the son of sharecroppers. He and his ten siblings lived in dire poverty, but Davis paid his way through Louisiana College and Louisiana State University as a street musician. After graduate school, he taught ... See full bio »

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Known For

Forever Young Soundtrack
(1992)
The Rainmaker Soundtrack
(1997)
Transamerica Soundtrack
(2005)
Penelope Soundtrack
(2006)

Filmography

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 1950 Square Dance Katy
Jimmie Davis - Band Leader
 1949 Mississippi Rhythm
Jimmie Davis
 1947 Louisiana
Jimmie Davis
 1944 Cyclone Prairie Rangers
Jimmie Davis
 1943 Frontier Fury
Jimmie Davis
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
Jimmie Davis (as Jimmy Davis)
 1942 Riding Through Nevada
Jimmie Davis
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Song "You Are My Sunshine" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Davis

Spouse:

Anna Gordon Davis  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1972. See more »

Trademark:

Song "You Are My Sunshine"

Nickname:

The Singing Governor

Star Sign:

Virgo

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