Tennessee Ernie Ford

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1919 - 1991

Tennessee Ernie Ford  American Country Musician

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Tennessee Ernie Ford passed away on 17th Oct 1991 aged 72.


Tennessee Ernie Ford was previously married to Beverly Wood (1989 - 1991) and Betty Heminger (1942 - 1989).


American Country Musician Tennessee Ernie Ford was born Ernest Jennings Ford on 13th February, 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee, USA and passed away on 17th Oct 1991 Reston, Virginia, USA aged 72. He is most remembered for 16 Tons. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Tennessee Ernie Ford is a member of the following lists: 20th-century American singers, Grammy Award-winning artists and People from Bristol, Tennessee.


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Married2 47 years, 6 months 25 years, 11 months 2 years, 5 months
Total2 47 years, 6 months 25 years, 11 months 2 years, 5 months


First Name Tennessee
Middle Name Ernie
Last Name Ford
Full Name at Birth Ernest Jennings Ford
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th February, 1919
Birthplace Bristol, Tennessee, USA
Died 17th October, 1991
Place of Death Reston, Virginia, USA
Cause of Death Liver Disease
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Thin mustach
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer, actor
Occupation Country Musician
Claim to Fame 16 Tons
Music Genre (Text) Country & Western, Pop, Gospel
Music Genre Country, Religious
Music Style Gospel, Traditional Country, Country-Folk, Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Country Gospel, Country Boogie, Religious
Music Mood Earnest, Refined/Mannered, Rollicking, Reflective, Organic, Cheerful, Spiritual, Reverent, Fun, Amiable/Good-Natured, Laid-Back/Mellow, Gentle, Sentimental, Freewheeling, Reserved
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, Guitar, violin
Favorite Places Los Angeles, Tennessee
Favorite Foods Fried Chicken
Favorite Colors Blue
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Tennessee Ernie Ford72 AquariusCountry Musician
Beverly Wood79 Virgo
Betty Heminger65 Libra


Jeffrey BucknerMale6th January, 195066 years old
Brion LeonardMale3rd September, 195264 years old


Here's Lucy1968Ernie EppersonTV Show
Mouse on the Mayflower1968Narrator (voice)TV Movie
The Lucy Show1962Homer HigginsTV Show
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1962TV Show
The Lonely Man1957Singer (voice)Movie
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1956TV Show
Corral Cuties1954Short Film
Make Room for Daddy1953Kentucky CalTV Show
Man in the Saddle1951Wrangler, Singer of Title Song (uncredited)Movie
I Love Lucy1951Cousin ErnieTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Loser LumpkinTV Show
The Best Years of Our Lives1946Nightclub, Hillbilly Singer (uncredited)Movie
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