Boxcar Willie

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Birthday
1, 1931
Birthplace
Ovilla, TX
Death Date
Apr 12, 1999 (67)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1931
Birthplace
Ovilla, TX
Death Date
Apr 12, 1999 (67)

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About

Country music singer who dressed up as and played the part of a jolly, lovable hobo during his performances.

Before Fame

He developed his persona after he saw a hobo who he thought resembled Willie Nelson passing by on a boxcar at a rail crossing.

Trivia

His first attempts at entertainment were met with popular indifference and his big break came in 1976 when he was invited to tour England, where his work was met with wide acclaim.

Family Life

He was born in Ellis County, Texas. He had four children with his wife Lloene.

Associated With

One of his first appearances on national television was on Chuck Barris's The Gong Show.

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