Slim Whitman

Slim Whitman
1924 - 2013

Slim Whitman  American Country Musician


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American Country Musician Slim Whitman was born Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. on 20th January, 1924 in Tampa, Florida, USA and passed away on 19th Jun 2013 Orange Park, Florida, USA aged 89. He is most remembered for Rose Marie. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Slim Whitman is a member of the following lists: American singer-songwriters, Imperial Records artists and American male singers.


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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, The Smilin' Starduster, The Smilin' 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, easy listening Contemporary Christian music
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1948–present, 1948–2010, Touring 1945–2003; recording 1948-1983, 2002
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, Guitar
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, RCA Victor, Imperial, London, United Artists, Epic, Suffolk, Rangehood
Associated Acts Byron Whitman, Virginia Lee, Elvis Presley (toured with), Chet Atkins., Harold Bradley
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Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. (January 20, 1923 – June 19, 2013), professionally known by the stage name Slim Whitman, was an American country 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 personally stated that he had sold in excess of 120 million records, although the recorded sales figures give 70 million, during a career that spanned over seven decades, and consisted of a prolific output of over 100 albums and around 500 recorded songs, that not only consisted of country music, but also of contemporary gospel, Broadway show tunes, love songs and standards. In the 1950s, Whitman toured with Elvis Presley as the opening act. In the 1990s and 2000s a new generation was exposed to Whitman through his songs featured in the film Mars Attacks!; his famed "Indian Love Call" would kill the invading Martians every time the record was played and his rendition of "I Remember You" was heard in Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses.

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