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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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Known For

The Guard
The Guard Soundtrack
(2011)
Battle of the Sexes
Battle of the Sexes Soundtrack
(2017)
Ode to Billy Joe
(1976)
Macon County Line
Macon County Line Soundtrack
(1974)

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 2017 Battle of the Sexes (performer: "Courtyard") / (writer: "Courtyard")
 2016 Roadies (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- What Would Phil Do? (2016) ... (performer: "Son Of A Preacher Man" - uncredited)
 2015 Fargo (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Myth of Sisyphus (2015) ... (performer: "He Made a Woman Out of Me" - uncredited)
- Before the Law (2015) ... (performer: "Reunion" - uncredited)
 2014 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea Ft. Charli XCX (2014) ... (writer: "Fancy")
  Love Child (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Episode #1.7 (2014) ... (performer: "Seasons Come, Seasons Go") / (writer: "Seasons Come, Seasons Go")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Ode to Billy Joe")
 2011 The Guard (performer: "Ode to Billie Joe") / (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe")
 2008 Fragments (performer: "Ode to Love")
 2008 Pageant (Documentary) (writer: "Fancy")
 2006 CMT Giants (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reba (2006) ... (writer: "Fancy")
 2006 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 9 Performance Show: Country (2006) ... (writer: "Fancy")
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- An Open Book (2001) ... ("Fancy")
 1998 The Roseanne Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... (writer: "Fancy" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (performer: "Ode to Billie Joe" (1967) - uncredited) / (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe" (1967) - uncredited)
  Designing Women (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1989) (writer - 1 episode, 1989)
- The Rowdy Girls (1989) ... (performer: "Ode to Billie Joe") / (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe")
  Married with Children (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1987) (writer - 1 episode, 1987)
- Poppy's by the Tree: Part 1 (1987) ... (performer: "Ode To Billie Joe" - uncredited) / (writer: "Ode To Billie Joe" - uncredited)
 1976 Ode to Billy Joe (performer: "Ode to Billie Joe") / (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe")
 1975 The Most Valuable Pussy (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe" - uncredited)
 1974 Macon County Line (lyrics: "Another Place Another Time") / (music: "Another Place Another Time")
 1970 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Phil Harris Presents Bobbie Gentry, Pt. 1 (1970) ... (performer: "Save the Country")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Episode #1.16 (1970) ... (performer: "Fancy") / (writer: "Fancy")
  The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #6.13 (1969) ... (performer: "Okolona River Bottom Band", "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening") / (writer: "Okolona River Bottom Band")
 1968 The Best on Record (TV Special) (performer: "Ode To Billy Joe") / (writer: "Ode To Billy Joe")
 1967-1968 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jerry Reed (1968) ... (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe")
- Mel Tillis (1967) ... (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe")
 1967 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim (TV Special) (writer: "Ode to Billy Joe" - uncredited)
  The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1967) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Episode #2.1 (1967) ... (performer: "Ode to Billie Joe") / (writer: "Ode to Billie Joe")
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Other Works:

Has won three Grammy Awards for her singing and recording career. See more »

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1 Article | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[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.

Trivia:

Bobbie Gentry's song, "Ode to Billy Joe" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. See more »

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