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Floyd (Goo Goo) Rutledge
Birth: Jun. 19, 1906, USA
Death: Oct., 1970, USA

Entertainer/Musician. Admired by fans around the world, "Goo Goo" was a one of a kind performer. Before teaming up with Lennie (Aleshire), he was a retired Springfield (MO) Police Officer. The duo joined the Weaver Brothers and Elviry Vaudeville Show in the 1920's as "Flash and Whistler" but audiences remember them best as "Lennie and Goo Goo". Floyd and Lennie became personal friends with Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones. They not only worked with Grandpa Jones on a radio show in West Virginia for a while; they entertained together in their traveling show. Lennie and Goo Goo joined the Korn's-A-Krackin' radio show on KWTO and they made regular appearances on the popular nationally syndicated (ABC-TV) show, Ozarks Jubilee which was hosted by Red Foley. The Ozarks Jubilee became Country Music Jubilee then Jubilee USA had a weekly viewing audience of 25 million persons.
Lennie and Goo Goo were widely known for their musical talent using cow bells and other homemade instruments. Today, those instruments are on display at the Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks in Hollister, MO. Due to the musical uniqueness of the cow bells, "Grandpa" Jones began using them in his act after he joined the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Lenniie and Goo Goo are listed in the files of www.imdb.com (Bio by: J. D. McConnell)

 (bio by: J. D. McConnell) 
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens
Springfield
Greene County
Missouri, USA
 
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Originally Created by: J. D. McConnell
Record added: Sep 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11727110
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jun. 20, 2013

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