Bobbie Gentry

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Birthday
27, 1944
Birthplace
Mississippi
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Mississippi

About

This singer's big hit was the tragic "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967, which charted at #1 for multiple weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

Before Fame

She paid for her education at UCLA by working clerical jobs. Her first single was "Mississippi Delta," which she released in 1967.

Trivia

She is known to be one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material.

Family Life

She was married to Bill Harrah from 1969 to 1970 and Jim Stafford from 1978 to 1979. She and Stafford had a son named Tyler.

Associated With

Her hit single "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" was written by Burt Bacharach.