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Guy Hovis

Singer from United States of America

Guy Lee Hovis, Jr. (born September 24, 1941), is an American-born singer who, along with his former wife, Ralna English of West Texas, was one of the featured acts of television's The Lawrence Welk Show. Born and reared in Tupelo, Mississippi, he was the son of an officer from the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mississippi at Oxford. After a two-year stint in the Army, Hovis decided to try a career as a musical performer in Hollywood. His first break came with an appearance on the House Party television program hosted by Art Linkletter on CBS; following that, he teamed with David Blaylock as the singing duo of Guy & David, which led to a recording contract with ABC Records. After the duo broke up, Hovis was a soloist again, performing in Los Angeles nightclubs such as The Horn in Santa Monica; it was there he met his future wife and singing partner Ralna English. They wed in January 1969. Later that year, Ralna joined the Lawrence Welk Show as a solo singer; it wasn't until the show had its Christmas episode, later that year, that she convinced Welk to have Hovis on the show to sing a duet with her. He agreed, and  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Guy Lee Hovis Jr.
Date of birth
1941-09-24
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Singer

Education

Institution From To
University of Mississippi

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