Smith Ballew
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Sykes "Smith" Ballew (January 21, 1902 – May 2, 1984) was an American actor, sophisticated singer, orchestra leader, and a western singing star. He also was billed as Buddy Blue, Charles Roberts, and Billy Smith.

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Smith Ballew on a 1931 sheet music cover.
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Birth nameSykes Ballew
Born(1902-01-21)January 21, 1902
Palestine, Texas, U.S.
DiedMay 2, 1984(1984-05-02) (aged 82)
Longview, Texas, U.S.
GenresPopular music, Jazz, Country music, Western movies
Occupation(s)Vocalist, musician, orchestra leader, film actor
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1930s–50s
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As one of the most popular singing cowboys, he became a famous actor on Paramount's series of musical westerns. His musical talents ranged from Country to Jazz and Pop.

Smith Ballew Family life

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He was born in Palestine, Texas, the youngest of five children born to Mr. and Mrs. W.Y. Ballew.

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Smith Ballew Before Fame

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Gaining an interest in jazz at college, he teamed up with several of his fellow students to form a popular band that featured him on the banjo.

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Before making movies, he jammed with Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller and the Dorsey Brother Brothers Orchestra. He later moved into radio on the show Shell Chateau.

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Gene Autry, his contemporary, was also a singing cowboy, perhaps the most popular one in Hollywood.

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Facts About Smith Ballew

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● Smith Ballew was born on January 21, 1902 (age 82) in Palestine, Texas, United States
● He is a celebrity movie actor
● His the best movies are Rawhide (1938), Western Gold (1937), Hawaiian Buckaroo (1938), Roll Along, Cowboy (1937) and Panamint's Bad Man (1938)
● His successful album is 14 Recordings Years 1930'
● His popular songs are Blondy, Time On My Hands and Same Old Moon
● He attended The University of Texas at Austin, Austin College
● He died on May 2, 1984, Longview, TX



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