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 Frank Julius “Pee Wee” King

Frank Julius “Pee Wee” King

Birth
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 7 Mar 2000 (aged 86)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 14288863 · View Source
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Country Western performer and composer. Born Frank J. Kuczynski of Polish-German ethnicity where polka music was his foundation, and is reflected in his music. He took the surname King after polka musician Wayne King. He formed The Golden West Cowboys in 1937, and re-located to Nashville for a 10 year stint in the Grand Ol' Opry. While moving to Louisville, he and bandmate Redd Stewart co-wrote "Tennessee Waltz". Pee Wee King appeared in 4 films, worked in radio and television in Louisville, and had a six year run of a nationally syndicated "Pee Wee King Show" on ABC. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1974.

Bio by: Chuck Kearns


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  • Originally Created by: Chuck Kearns
  • Added: 14 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14288863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Julius “Pee Wee” King (18 Feb 1914–7 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14288863, citing Louisville Memorial Gardens East, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .