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Redd Stewart (Henry Ellis Stewart)

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Biography

Ashland City, Tennessee, USA
May 27, 1923 - Born Henry Ellis Stewart in Ashland City, Tennessee; the son of musical parents and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Redd's family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, while he was still young. He learned to play the banjo, piano, fiddle and guitar as a child, then dropped out of junior high to perform in local bands. He legally changed his first name to Redd because of his red hair, freckles and fair complexion. 1935 - Redd was contracted to write a song for a car dealer's commercial in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 14 (he completed only the seventh grade. Read more...

Actor

Character: Redd - Golden West Cowboys Band Member

The Rough, Tough West 1952

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