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Bobbie Gentry

Country singer/songwriter Bobbie Gentry was born Roberta Lee Streeter on July 27, 1944 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Gentry grew up in poverty on her grandparents' farm after her parents divorced when she was a little girl. She learned to play piano by watching the church pianist. Her grandmother traded a milk cow for a piano so Bobbie could ... See full bio »

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Bobbie Gentry and George Gobel (S2, Ep4)
Wed, Jan 26 11:00 PM PST on KAZA (020)
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Bobbie Gentry and George Gobel (S2, Ep4)
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The Guard Soundtrack
A Simple Favor Soundtrack
Battle of the Sexes Soundtrack


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 1976 Ode to Billy Joe (based on the song written by)
 1971 Bobbie Gentry (TV Series) (devised by - 6 episodes)
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Other Works:

Album: "Local Gentry" (Capitol) See more »

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[on "Ode to Billie Joe"] The song is sort of a study in unconscious cruelty. But everybody seems more concerned with what was thrown off the bridge than they are with the thoughtlessness of people expressed in the song.


In a 2003 CMT poll, Bobbie Gentry's song "Fancy" was ranked #27 as one of the 100 Greatest Songs of Country Music. Inexplicably, "Ode to Billy Joe" was not on the list. See more »

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