Red Foley

Red Foley
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Red Foley
TV: South side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Red Foley
Music: North side of the 6200 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Clyde Julian Foley on June 17, 1910 in Blue Lick, Ky.
Died Sept. 19, 1968 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Red Foley was a well-known country and western singer.

Born Clyde Julian Foley on a farm in Kentucky, he rose to fame with his recording of "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy."

Foley began his professional singing career in 1931 at the age of 21. He starred in radio's Grand Ole Opry in the late 1940s after preparing his entrance to the Opry by working with Gene Autry on the the National Barn Dance Show.

He had a brief stint in Hollywood as the star of the television series "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

A regular Opry performer, Foley also pursued a variety of other jobs related to the music and movie fields. In his later years, he toured the country, recording and helping produce country music variety shows.

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