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DeadBorn: 8/12/1927 in West Plains, Missouri, USA
Cause of death: lung cancer
Nickname: The Thin Man
Noted For: country singer; hits include "Company's Comin'" (1954), "Green, Green Grass of Home" (1965), "Say Forever You'll Be Mine" (1975). Musical partner of Dolly Parton (1968-75). TV Host, "The Porter Wagoner Show" (1960-79).
Also see this person's photo entry in our Dead or Alive Data Base.