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Smith Ballew

  • Birth 21 Jan 1902 Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA
  • Death 2 May 1984 Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Section 26 Lot 38
  • Memorial ID 9815

Singer, Actor and Bandleader. He worked with a number of bandleaders including Ted Weems, Hal Kemp, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. In 1929 he organized the Smith Ballew Orchestra, and in the same year he signed his first recording contract. He appeared in twenty four films, 1936-50 including "Under Arizona Skies" (1946) and "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951).

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9815
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Smith Ballew (21 Jan 1902–2 May 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9815, citing Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .