Rodney Leon Brasfield was an American comedian who was prominently featured on the Grand Ole Opry from 1947 until his death in 1958. In 1987, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
|Born:||Rodney Leon Brasfield, Aug 22, 1910, Smithville, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Died:||12, 1958, Martin, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Cause of death:||heart failure|
|Known for:||Grand Ole Opry Member|
About Rod Brasfield
Country Music Hall of Fame comedian who was one of the premiere entertainers with the Grand Ole Opry for close to a decade.
He began his entertainment career by touring around the South playing the straight man to his brother.
His country bumpkin persona with the Grande Ole Opry proved an unqualified hit, especially when he teamed up with the show’s host, Red Foley.
He grew up in Smithville, Mississippi.
In one of his few on-screen appearances, he played Andy Griffith’s sidekick in the 1957 film, A Face in the Crowd.
Information related to Rod Brasfield
- Country Music Hall of Fame inductees
- Grand Ole Opry members
- Songwriters from Mississippi
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