Happy! - Mar 9 (Will Geer)
Will Geer, old folkie (1902-1978) (22)
Subject: Happy! - Mar 9 (Will Geer)|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 07:59 AM
3/9/1902 in Frankfort, Indiana
Agitator / radical / actor / folksinger / folklorist / ceilidhist / blacklistee
Geer toured U.S. government work camps in the 1930s, singing with Woody Guthrie and Burl Ives.
He introduced Pete Seeger to Woody Guthrie at a migrant-worker benefit concert, thus inventing modern folk music.
[thanx Ed Stephan]
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Subject: RE: Happy! - Mar 9 (Will Geer)|
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 01:26 PM
I did some research on Will Geer last year after I read the obituary of his ex wife (Herta Ware) and was amazed at the number of things he had his hand in.