Leon Weaver (Leon Abner Weaver)

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Ozark, Missouri, USA
The senior member of the popular musical comedy hillbilly trio The Weaver Brothers and Elviry, the musical saw-playing Leon Weaver popularized this and other novelty instruments as part of their Okie-styled shows. The team would eventually move from the Grand Opry stage into Republic Studio films of the late 30s and early 40s.

Born on August 12, 1882, and raised on a farm in Ozark, Missouri, Leon Abner Weaver longed as a youngin' to trade in his heavy-duty farm chores for a life entertaining on the road. Read more...