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Hank Williams (I) (1923–1953)

Hank Williams was born in September 1923 in a small Alabama farming community about 70 miles south of Montgomery. His father was a railroad engineer who was also a victim of shell shock after a year of fighting in France in 1918 during World War I and spent many years in veterans hospitals. Hank's mother, Lillian Skipper Williams, played the organ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Blues Brothers Soundtrack
Zombieland Soundtrack
Forrest Gump Soundtrack


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 2015-2017 One Mississippi (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- I'm Alive (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Can't Fight This Feeling (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Kiss Me and Smile for Me (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Who Do You Think You Are? (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
- Into the Light (2017) ... (composer: theme music)
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Other Works:

(2012-2013 Season) His musical, "Hank Williams, Lost Highway," was performed at the Filament Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Illinois with Peter Oyloe and Gerald Richardson in the cast. Randal Myer and Mark Harelik adapted to the stage. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 8 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Hank Williams Sr.


6' (1.83 m)


Billie Jean Jones  (his death) | See more »


Hank Williams Jr. | See more »


Jessie Lillybelle "Lilly" (Skipper) Williams | Elonzo Huble "Lon" Williams

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Personal Quote:

I was a pretty good imitator of Roy Acuff, but then I found out they already had a Roy Acuff, so I started singin' like myself. See more »


Godmother of his son Hank Williams Jr. was June Carter Cash See more »


The Hillbilly Shakespeare See more »

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