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  • Category: Recording
  • Star rank: 932
  • Address:
    6811 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 3 tiles from the curb, facing east
  • GPS location:
    34.101665, -118.341170

Glen Campbell

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Previous star: Hattie McDaniel

Biography

Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Glen Travis Campbell
  • Born: April 22, 1936 (age 78) Delight, Arkansas, U.S.
  • Genres: Country, rock, folk, pop, folk rock, gospel
  • Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter, actor
  • Instruments: Vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, bagpipes
  • Years active: 1958–2013
  • Labels: Capitol, Atlantic, MCA, Liberty, New Haven
  • Associated acts: The Champs, The Beach Boys, Bobbie Gentry, Anne Murray, Jimmy Webb, John Hartford, Jerry Reed
  • Website: www.glencampbellmusic.com

Read more about Glen Campbell at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Glen Campbell's 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' in tight original song race
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-12-09 12:45:00
Last year's original song Oscar race seemed like the slowest Iditarod in history as we all waited for "Frozen's" "Let It Go" to collect its ice sculpture. This year, there is no slam-dunk front-runner … except perhaps the heartbreaking famous last words of a real-life country-music...

Oscar Doc Shortlist: A Brutal Year to Select Just 15 Finalists
Hollywood Reporter, 2014-12-02 19:25:00
THR's awards analyst weighs in on the selections of titles such as 'Keep on Keepin' On,' 'Citizenfour' and 'Life Itself' — and the exclusion of the likes of 'Red Army,' 'Point and Shoot' and 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me'read more

Oscars: 'Let It Go' Is (Phew!) Gone as Coldplay, Glen Campbell Vie for Best Song
Hollywood Reporter, 2014-11-27 16:00:00
The Disney juggernaut dominated the original song category last season, but the playing field is even this yearread more

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