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J.D. Sumner (1924–1998)

J.D. Sumner was born on November 19, 1924 in Lakeland, Florida, USA as John Daniel Sumner. He was an actor, known for Smoky River Serenade (1947), Quick on the Trigger (1948) and Range Beyond the Blue (1947). He died on November 15, 1998 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Smoky River Serenade
Smoky River Serenade J. D. - Sunshine Boys Band
Quick on the Trigger
Quick on the Trigger Band Member
Range Beyond the Blue
Prairie Roundup
Prairie Roundup Singing Cowhand


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 1997 Gaither's Pond (TV Series)
The Cornfield 4 / Crawdad Sumner
- The Lure Depths (1997) ... The Cornfield 4 / Crawdad Sumner (voice)
 1951 Prairie Roundup
Singing Cowhand (as The Sunshine Boys)
 1949 Challenge of the Range
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1948 Quick on the Trigger
Band Member (as The Sunshine Boys)
 1948 West of Sonora
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1948 Song of Idaho
Member The Sunshine Boys (uncredited)
 1947 Smoky River Serenade
J. D. - Sunshine Boys Band
 1947 West to Glory
Musician - The Sunshine Boys (uncredited)
 1947 Range Beyond the Blue
Musician (as The Sunshine Boys)
 1947 Wild Country
Singing Cowhand (uncredited)
 1946 Stars Over Texas
Singing Ranch Hand (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (14 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD (w/'The Stamps'): "Treasure of Memories"

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

JD Sumner | The Sunshine Boys


6' 5" (1.96 m)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[About Elvis Presley after heard the news about King's death]: "Beside Jesus Christ, he is the greatest man I've ever known."


J.D. Sumner and the Stamps sang backup for Elvis Presley for many years. Bass singer for the Stamps Quartet. Former president of the Southern Gospel Music Association and played an integral part in the constructing of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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