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Tennessee Ernie Ford is one of the most beloved entertainers the world has ever known. From the timeless comedy of I Love Lucy‘s Cousin Ernie to his Emmy-nominated prime time series The Ford Show…from his legendary single, “Sixteen Tons” to the classic hymns that helped bring inspirational music into the mainstream, Ernest Jennings Ford made an indelible, lasting impact on the world through his unparalleled accomplishments in radio, records, and television. In a legendary half-century in the spotlight, Ernie was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1964’s Grammy for Best Gospel Recording, induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor that a sitting President can bestow upon a civilian on behalf of his country. Now you’re invited to experience the story behind the legend in this premiere DVD edition of Tennessee Ernie Ford: His LIfe & Times. Featuring rare footage, classic performances, appearances by Della Reese, Rosemary Clooney, and many others, this is an unforgettable program about an unforgettable man; a genuine American Classic – Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Admission to all film screenings are free. Regular admission fees apply for visiting the museum exhibits and tours of the “Tennessee Ernie Ford: A Life on Stage” special exhibit.
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