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Jimmy Wakely

Born: Feb 16, 1914

Death: Sep 23, 1982

Birthplace: Howard County

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Jimmy Wakely

Date of Birth : Feb 16, 1914
Date of Death : Sep 23, 1982
Birth Place : Howard County

James Clarence "Jimmy" Wakely, was an American actor and country Western music vocalist, and one of the last singing cowboys. During the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, he released records, appeared in several B-Western movies with most of the major studios, appeared on radio and television and even had his own series of comic books. His duet singles with Margaret Whiting from 1949–51 produced a string of top seven hits, including 1949's number one hit on the US country charts and pop music charts, "Slippin' Around." Wakely owned two music publishing companies in later years and performed at the Grand Ole Opry until shortly before his death.


  • Actor
  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Songwriter

Also known as

  • Jimmie Wakely
  • Jim Wakely
  • The Jimmy Wakely Trio
  • Jim Wakely
  • James Clarence Wakeley
  • Jimmy Wakely Trio
  • James Wakely
  • His Saddle Pals
  • Jimmy Clarence Wakely


  • Caroline "Cali" Wakeley
  • Major Anderson Wakeley


  • Dora Inez Miser


  • Johnny Wakely
  • Carol Wakely
  • Deanna Wakely
  • Linda Wakely
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