AKA Huddie William Ledbetter
Birthplace: Mooringsport, LA 
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Lou Gehrig's Disease
Remains: Buried, Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Mooringsport, LA
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Goodnight Irene
Southern folk and blues guitarist, discovered by musicologist Alan Lomax in 1933 while in prison for attempted murder.
Subject of the film Leadbelly (1976), directed by Gordon Parks.
 Jeter Plantation, Mooringsport, LA.
Father: Wesley Ledbetter
Mother: Sally Ledbetter
Wife: Martha Promise (m. 1935)
Assault Texas 1916
Murder Texas 1918 (released after 7 years of a 30 year sentence)
Attempted Murder Louisiana 1930
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
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