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Cliff Bruner
Original name: Clifton L. Bruner
Birth: Apr. 25, 1915
Death: Aug. 25, 2000

Musician. Born in Texas City, Texas, he was fiddle player and one of the most influential musicians of the Western swing music era. In 1935, he formed the big band "Cliff Bruner and His Texas Wanderers", which recorded on the Decca and Mercury record labels. His songs had a special southern characteristic appeal with hits such as "It Makes No Difference Now", "Sorry", "Kelly Swing" and "When You're Smiling". The group disbanded in the 1950s, but Bruner continued to play western swing music with his trio into the 1970s. In 1984, his trio was featured in the Sally Field movie "Places in the Heart". (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Charles Lonzo Bruner (1867 - 1939)
  Rosa Monetta Decker Bruner (1877 - 1961)
  Edith Eulalah Goodman Fields (1916 - 1986)*
  Ruth Margaret Bruner (1918 - 2002)*
  Lemuel Ogle Bruner (1891 - 1944)*
  Jesse Leonard Bruner (1895 - 1978)**
  Lida Ann Bruner Brown (1897 - 1975)**
  Roland Burcham Bruner (1902 - 1973)*
  Cliff Bruner (1915 - 2000)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cancer
Decker Prairie Cemetery
Decker Prairie
Montgomery County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joel Farringer
Record added: Jul 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9174205
Cliff Bruner
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I hope there is violin music in Heaven. I never got to hear you, but your records are still around.
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