Where Is She Now: Barbara Mandrell (Singer/Actress) - Barbara Mandrell Show.
Name: Barbara Mandrell
Born: December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas
Claim To Fame: She is best-known for her Country Music success. She had a successful career that made her one of the top female country artists of all time.
Family Life: Ken Dudney (28 May 1967 - present) 3 children
Matthew (b. 1970), Jaime Dudney (b. 1976) and Nathaniel (b. 1985)
Sister of Louise Mandrell and Irlene Mandrell
Info: Thanks to a string of hit singles Barbara landed a TV Variety show on NBC. It was with her sisters and further added to make her super-successful in the 80's.
Trivia: While growing up, she was taught the steel guitar and many other instruments, including the accordion, saxophone and banjo. She even played steel guitar for the legendary Patsy Cline. Cline
once wrote to a friend in a letter that Mandrell was "a 13 year old blonde doll
that plays the steel guitar out of this world! What a show woman!"
Was involved in major automobile accident with two of her children in 1984. It
wasn't until her autobiography, Get to the Heart: My Story, was published in
1990 that fans found out how critical Barbara's condition was after her
September 11, 1984, automobile accident. Barbara suffered a severe head injury
(she was n intensive care for several days), a broken right leg, a broken right
ankle, damaged right knee and various cuts and bruises. It took her 18 months to
Barbara was the first artist to win the CMA Entertainer Of The Year for two
Her 1990 autobiography Get To The Heart: My Story appeared on the New York Times
Best Seller List after only four days, and then remained there for six months.
Where Is She Now: In 1998 Barbara retired from singing/performing to concentrate on an acting
In 2002 Barbara had an estate sale, auctioning her beloved 137-acre home
(Fontanel), located near Downtown Nashville, for $2.1 million and selling a lot
of her personal belongings. She, husband, Ken Dudney, and their third child,
Nathaniel, moved from the 27,000-square-foot estate to a 7,000-square-foot one
located outside Nashville, Tennessee.
Was presented with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame on November 5, 2007.
She will appear on GAC's tribute to Porter Wagoner on Wednesday, January 2nd.
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Creative Artists Agency LCC (CAA-LA)
2000 Ave Of The Stars
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