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Hank Thompson

Hank ThompsonAKA Henry William Thompson

Born: 3-Sep-1925
Birthplace: Waco, TX
Died: 6-Nov-2007
Location of death: Keller, TX
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung
Remains: Cremated, Waco Memorial Park, Waco, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Honky Tonk Swing musician

Military service: US Navy (1943-46)

Had 29 top 10 country hits, selling over 60 million records during his career.

Father: Jule Thomas Thompson
Mother: Zexia Ida Wells
Wife: Dorothy Jean Ray (m. 14-Apr-1948, div. 1970, she later m. Merle Travis)
Wife: Ann Williams (m. 1970)

    University: Princeton University
    University: University of Texas
    University: Southern Methodist University

    Country Music Hall of Fame 1989
    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1997

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Author of books:
My Side of Life (2007, memoir)

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