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 Thomas Elmer “Tommy” Duncan

Thomas Elmer “Tommy” Duncan

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 25 Jul 1967 (aged 56)
California, USA
Burial Merced, Merced County, California, USA
Memorial ID 16298928 · View Source
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Western singer, songwriter and actor. In 1932 he won an audition against numerous other singers to join the Light Crust Doughboys Band, later called Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys. After ten years, Tommy was the first in the band to join the service after Pearl Harbor. It was after discharge that he appeared with the group in many movies. In 1948 he left the Texas Playboys and formed his own band called Tommy Duncan and His Western All Stars, which lasted less than 2 years. From 1959 to 1961 he again toured with Bob, and made personal appearances. After a show at the Imperial Beach in San Diego, California he died from a heart attack.


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  • Created by: Debbie Lee Long
  • Added: 23 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16298928
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Elmer “Tommy” Duncan (11 Jan 1911–25 Jul 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16298928, citing Merced Cemetery, Merced, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Lee Long (contributor 39832307) .