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Roy Orbison

Roy OrbisonAKA Roy Kelton Orbison

Born: 23-Apr-1936
Birthplace: Vernon, TX
Died: 6-Dec-1988
Location of death: Hendersonville, TN [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer/Songwriter

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Pretty Woman


[1] Hendersonville Hospital, Hendersonville, TN.

Father: Orbie Lee Orbison (worker)
Mother: Nadine (nurse)
Brother: Grady Orbison
Wife: Claudette Frady (m. 1957, d. 1966, three children)
Wife: Barbara Anne Marie Wilhonnen Jacobs (m. 1969, until his death, d. 6-Dec-2011, two children)

    The Traveling Wilburys Vocalist/Guitarist 1988
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987
    Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Rockabilly Hall of Fame
    Grammy Best Country Performance Duo Or Group (with Emmylou Harris) (1980)
    Grammy Best Spoken Word Or Non-Musical Recording (with the Class of '55 Recording Sessions) (1986)
    Grammy Best Country Vocal Collaboration (with kd lang) (1988)
    Grammy Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (with the Traveling Wilburys) (1989)
    Grammy Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male (1990)
    Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award:1998
    Grammy Hall of Fame Award (1999)
    Grammy Hall of Fame Award (1999)
    Grammy Hall of Fame Award (2002)
    Heart Bypass Operation triple (1978)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (18-Sep-1987) · Himself
    Roadie (13-Jun-1980) · Himself
    The Fastest Guitar Alive (1-Sep-1967)

Official Website:
http://www.orbison.com/


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