Personalities | Judy Canova | West Coast Scene | Country

(Vocals, comedienne, actress, 1916–83)

Beginning her professional career with brother Leon and sister Diane in Florida, Judy Canova appeared on New York’s Broadway in the early 1930s before beginning her 15-year, 17-movie career with Scatterbrain (1940). She was Republic Picture’s top female attraction, and one of several country-orientated comedy acts to enjoy a substantial film career. Others included The Hoosier Hot Shots and The Weaver Brothers And Elvira.

Styles & Forms | West Coast Scene | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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