Biography - A Short Wiki
Bobbie Gentry, real name Roberta Lee Streeter, is a retired American singer-songwriter. Bobbie’s is notable because she was among the first female artists to compose and produce their material.
Gentry’s fame came when she produced her Southern Gothic narrative. “Ode to Billie Joe”. The track peaked on Billboard Hot 100 for a whole month and earned her Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Performance. and Best New Artist.
Here is a short summary of Bobbie Gentry's career:
In 1967, Gentry recorded “Ode to Billie Joe” and took it to Capitol Records. Her original intention was to sell songs to other artists, but she sang it herself because it was expensive to hire someone to sing it.
After realizing the single on 10 July 1967, it trended and got the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was a huge success and sold over 3 million copies across the globe. In 2011 magazine Rolling Stones listed “Ode to Billie Joe” among the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Family and Personal Life
On 18 December 1969, Bobbie walked down the aisle with Businessman Bill Harrah. At the time of the marriage, Bill was 58 years old, and Bobbie was 27. The marriage did not last very long, and they divorced a few months later, in April 1970.
In 1978 she married Jim Stafford, an American comedian. This marriage was also not meant to last and lasted about a year from 1978-1979. But a child, Tyler Stafford, came out from the whole affair.
|Husband's/Spouse's Name||Bill Harrah(1969-1970) Thomas R. Toutant(1976-1978) Jim Stafford(1978-1980)|
|Children/Kids||Yes (Tyler Gentry Stafford)|
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Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Roberta Lee Streeter|
|Age (as of today)||N/A|
|Date of Birth||N/A|
|Place of Birth||Woodland, Mississippi|
|Height||1.7 m, 5 feet 7 inches|
|Weight||64 kg, 141 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$110 million|
Height, Weight, and Age
Bobbie Gentry's height is pretty average measuring 1.7 m. The singer weighs 64 kg.
"Euphemism is a euphemism for lying."Bobbie Gentry