Smith Ballew

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Smith Ballew

Palestine, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Death 2 May 1984 (aged 82)
Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 26 Lot 38
Memorial ID 9815 View Source
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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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  • 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 ID 9815, citing Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .