Slim Whitman

Slim Whitman
1924 - 2013

Slim Whitman  American Country Musician


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First Name Slim
Last Name Whitman
Full Name at Birth Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr.
Alternative Name O. D. Whitman, Slim Whitman, O. D. Whitman,, The smiling starduster
Age 89 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th January, 1924
Birthplace Tampa, Florida, USA
Died 19th June, 2013
Place of Death Orange Park, Florida, USA
Cause of Death Heart Failure
Build Slim
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Country Musician
Occupation Country Musician
Claim to Fame Rose Marie
Music Genre (Text) Country and Western music, folk music, Contemporary Christian music
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1948–present, 1948–2010
Music Style Traditional Country, Cowboy, Country-Folk, Folk, Folk-Pop, Country-Pop
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Sentimental, Dramatic, Rustic, Innocent, Earnest, Earthy, Organic, Gentle, Reflective, Laid-Back/Mellow, Confident, Sad, Passionate, Spiritual, Playful, Bravado, Lively, Gutsy
Instrument Vocals, Guitar
Instrument (text) Acoustic guitar, vocals
Record Label RCA Records, Imperial Records, United Artists Records, CBS Records, Suffolk Records, RCA/Imperial/United Artists/Epic/Suffolk, RCA/Imperial/United Artists/Epic/Suffolk/Rangehood records
Associated Acts Byron Whitman, Virginia Lee, Elvis Presley (toured with), Chet Atkins., Harold Bradley
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Ottis Dewey "Slim" Whitman (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), known professionally as Slim Whitman, was an American country music and western music singer, songwriter and instrumentalist known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth, high, three-octave-range falsetto in a style christened as "countrypolitan". He stated that he had sold in excess of 120 million records. In the 1950s Whitman toured with Elvis Presley as the opening act. In the 1990s a new generation was exposed to Whitman through his songs featured in the film Mars Attacks!; his iconic Indian Love Call would kill the invading Martians every time the record was played.

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