Tennessee Ernie Ford  American Country Musician

Current Status

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 (1941 - 1989).

Tennessee Ernie Ford had 2 children, Jeffrey Buckner (66) and Brion Leonard (63).


Tennessee Ernie Ford is a 72 year old American Country Musician. Born Ernest Jennings Ford on 13th February, 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee, USA, he is famous 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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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Tennessee Ernie Ford72 AquariusCountry Musician
Beverly Wood79 Virgo
Betty Heminger65 Libra


Jeffrey Buckner
Male6th January, 195066 years old
Brion Leonard
Male3rd September, 195263 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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    Confirmed Relationships2
    Longest Relationship47 yrs, 5 mths
    Shortest Relationship2 yrs, 5 mths
    Average Relationship Length24 yrs, 11 mths
    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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