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Sonny James

Jimmie Hugh Loden (May 1, 1928 – February 22, 2016), known professionally as Sonny James, was an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love". Dubbed the "Southern Gentleman" for his congenial manner, his greatest success came from ballads about the trials of love. James had 72 country and pop charted releases from 1953 to 1983, including an unprecedented five-year streak of 16 straight Billboard #1 singles among his 26 #1 hits. Twenty-one of his albums reached the country top ten from 1964 to 1976. James was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1961 and co-hosted the first Country Music Association Awards Show in 1967. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sonny James, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 1, 1928 In Hackleburg, Alabama, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Ed Sullivan Show 1948-06-20
Latest Project:
Movie Arenas 2011-07-07
Known For
Poster of Arenas
Poster of The Johnny Cash Show
Poster of The Hollywood Palace
Poster of The Dick Clark Show
Movie Arenas Ranger (voice) 2011-07-07
Movie Opry Video Classics: Songs That Topped the Charts Himself (archive footage) 2007-01-01
Movie Opry Video Classics: Love Songs Unknown 2007-01-01
Series Donny & Marie Unknown 1976-01-23
Series That Good Old Nashville Music Self 1971-09-01
Series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Unknown 1969-01-22
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Movie Hillbillys in a Haunted House Himself 1967-05-01
Movie Nashville Rebel Himself 1966-01-01
Movie The Las Vegas Hillbillys Sonny James 1966-05-11
Series The Hollywood Palace Unknown 1964-01-04
Series The Dick Clark Show Unknown 1958-02-15
Series American Bandstand Self 1957-08-05
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20