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 Freddy Fender

Freddy Fender

Original Name Baldemar Huerta
Birth
San Benito, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Death 14 Oct 2006 (aged 69)
Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, USA
Burial Cameron County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 16174412 · View Source
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Country Singer, Musician. Born Baldemar Huerta Spouse Evangelina (Vangie) Huerta, his best known hit song was "Before the Next Teardrop Falls," a No. 1 hit on both Billboard magazine's country and Hot 100 charts in 1975. The song sold one million copies and was awarded the Country Music Association's Single of the Year in 1975. Texas Governor George Bush wrote the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce endorsing Fender, of which he was awarded a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he appeared in the 1987 motion picture "The Milagro Beanfield War." His hopes were to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: GW
  • Added: 14 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16174412
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Freddy Fender (4 Jun 1937–14 Oct 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16174412, citing San Benito Memorial Park Cemetery, Cameron County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .