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March 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Roy Acuff will be away from the Grand Ole Opry stage for two to three weeks because of minor eye surgery, a spokeswoman said today. Acuff, 86, had outpatient surgery Monday on his right eye to prevent his glaucoma from getting worse, said Opry spokeswoman Debbie Logue. She said the singer will wear an eye patch for a while. Acuff, dubbed the King of Country Music, has performed at the Opry since 1938.
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November 24, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roy Acuff, the grand old man of the Grand Ole Opry, died Monday in Nashville, Tenn., the scene of his greatest triumphs. He was 89 and had been hospitalized several times recently for heart problems. He died in Baptist Hospital, where he had been admitted Oct. 30. Acuff was country music's first superstar.
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NEWS
November 24, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roy Acuff, the grand old man of the Grand Ole Opry, died Monday in Nashville, Tenn., the scene of his greatest triumphs. He was 89 and had been hospitalized several times recently for heart problems. He died in Baptist Hospital, where he had been admitted Oct. 30. Acuff was country music's first superstar.
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September 3, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Acuff Hospitalized: Grand Ole Opry patriarch Roy Acuff has been hospitalized in Nashville and is being treated for congestive heart failure, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. Acuff, who turns 89 in two weeks, was listed in satisfactory condition. "He's alert and active and doing well," the spokeswoman said. Acuff, who has been a member of the Opry since 1938, was admitted to Baptist Hospital on Monday night for a checkup after being exhausted for several days.
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December 9, 1991 | JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When three stars turn up to testify before Congress, it's enough to cause a traffic jam on Capitol Hill. When clusters of them showed up in Washington this weekend for the Kennedy Center Honors--the nation's highest tribute to performing artists--Washington cleared the streets and turned out in its best tuxedos and dresses.
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September 3, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Acuff Hospitalized: Grand Ole Opry patriarch Roy Acuff has been hospitalized in Nashville and is being treated for congestive heart failure, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday. Acuff, who turns 89 in two weeks, was listed in satisfactory condition. "He's alert and active and doing well," the spokeswoman said. Acuff, who has been a member of the Opry since 1938, was admitted to Baptist Hospital on Monday night for a checkup after being exhausted for several days.
NEWS
April 12, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Performer Clyde Moody, a former Grand Ole Opry regular whose country music career spanned five decades and was capped by his best-selling "Shenandoah Waltz," has died in a Nashville hospital. He was 74 and had been in and out of Nashville Memorial Hospital for treatment of an aortic aneurysm, but never fully recovered from surgery several weeks ago to correct the problem, said hospital spokeswoman Missy Hubner. He died Friday. Worked Up to the End "He performed the night he went to the hospital.
NEWS
February 21, 1988 | DAVE JOHNSON
--Still steaming along, the King of Country Music celebrated his 50th year with the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Roy Acuff, who first performed with the Opry on Feb. 5, 1938, played his signature "Wabash Cannonball" and other favorites to a standing ovation. Acuff, 84, saluted his sidekick, Dobro player Pete Kirby, known as Bashful Brother Oswald. Acuff said: "We haven't had a fight yet," though Kirby also was celebrating 50 years with the show.
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September 17, 1990 | KATHERINE STEPHEN, Stephen is a Washington, D.C., free-lance writer.
In the parlor below the deck of her houseboat docked on the Potomac, a youngish woman--blond and dressed in white--recounts the dream and nightmare of her search for her long-hidden legend-filled past. Among the framed old photographs decorating the wood-paneled room, there is only one that really matters to Jett Williams: a black-and-white picture of a handsome young man in a cowboy hat with a dreamy expression on his face. It is no ordinary face, no ordinary family photograph.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Kennedy Honors: The Kennedy Center Honors this year will go to country singer Roy Acuff, actor Gregory Peck, musical comedy writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, dancers Fayard and Harold Nicholas and choral conductor Robert Shaw. The honorees, announced Wednesday, will be recognized for their cultural contributions Dec. 8 at the center.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 1991 | JENNIFER TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When three stars turn up to testify before Congress, it's enough to cause a traffic jam on Capitol Hill. When clusters of them showed up in Washington this weekend for the Kennedy Center Honors--the nation's highest tribute to performing artists--Washington cleared the streets and turned out in its best tuxedos and dresses.
NEWS
March 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Roy Acuff will be away from the Grand Ole Opry stage for two to three weeks because of minor eye surgery, a spokeswoman said today. Acuff, 86, had outpatient surgery Monday on his right eye to prevent his glaucoma from getting worse, said Opry spokeswoman Debbie Logue. She said the singer will wear an eye patch for a while. Acuff, dubbed the King of Country Music, has performed at the Opry since 1938.
NEWS
April 12, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Performer Clyde Moody, a former Grand Ole Opry regular whose country music career spanned five decades and was capped by his best-selling "Shenandoah Waltz," has died in a Nashville hospital. He was 74 and had been in and out of Nashville Memorial Hospital for treatment of an aortic aneurysm, but never fully recovered from surgery several weeks ago to correct the problem, said hospital spokeswoman Missy Hubner. He died Friday. Worked Up to the End "He performed the night he went to the hospital.
NEWS
February 21, 1988 | DAVE JOHNSON
--Still steaming along, the King of Country Music celebrated his 50th year with the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Roy Acuff, who first performed with the Opry on Feb. 5, 1938, played his signature "Wabash Cannonball" and other favorites to a standing ovation. Acuff, 84, saluted his sidekick, Dobro player Pete Kirby, known as Bashful Brother Oswald. Acuff said: "We haven't had a fight yet," though Kirby also was celebrating 50 years with the show.
SPORTS
September 30, 1997
Five Nashville "athletes." * Billy Ray Cyrus--got college baseball scholarship. * Roy Acuff--got major league baseball tryout. * Charlie Pride--played pro baseball. * Bill Anderson--originally a sportswriter. * Jim Reeves--got college baseball scholarship. Source: "All Music Guide to Country."
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