Slim Whitman

Slim Whitman

Original Name Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr.
Birth
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Death 19 Jun 2013 (aged 90)
Orange Park, Clay County, Florida, USA
Burial Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, USA
Plot Sec. 7, Space 159
Memorial ID 112561034 · View Source
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Singer. Regarded as a leading figure in American country music. Born Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr., he recorded and sang legendary songs including notably "Indian Love Call" (1952), "Secret Love" (1953) and "Rose Marie" (1955), which also climbed the British music charts. His song "Indian Love Call" was used by film director Tim Burton for the grotesque fantasy film "Mars Attacks!" (1996). In the film the song plays a key role as the only weapon able to defeat the alien invaders. In a career that spanned nearly sixty years, he sold over one hundred million records worldwide. He died of heart failure at the age of ninety.

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  • Originally Created by: Ruggero
  • Added: 18 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112561034
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Slim Whitman (20 Jan 1923–19 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112561034, citing Middleburg Methodist Church Cemetery, Middleburg, Clay County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .