Guy Hovis Singer

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 24th, 1941
United States of America
Places lived
Tupelo , Mississippi
pop. 35,827 (2013)
Jackson , Mississippi
pop. 172,638 (2013)




1. University of Mississippi Colleges/University

The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university in Oxford, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1844, the school is composed of the main campus in Oxford, four branch campuses located in Booneville, Grenada, Tupelo, and Southaven as well as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. It also operates the University of Mississippi Field Station in Abbeville. Additionally, it is both a sea-grant and space-grant institute. Sixty-nine percent of undergraduates are from Mississippi and nineteen percent of all students are minorities. International students come from sixty-six nations. Ole Miss is a large university in the state of Mississippi with a total enrollment of 20,844 in fall 2011. The Oxford campus is the second largest main campus in the state with a fall 2011 enrollment of 16,586.

Type Public university
2012. 462 mil. $
2010. 415 mil. $
Institution colors
University Avenue, 38677 - Oxford, Mississippi
2013. 16,677
2010. 14,159
2009. 13,204
2013. 2,754
2010. 2,926
Acceptance rate
2012. 61.1 %
2010. 79.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.76 K $
2011. 5.79 K $
2010. 5.44 K $
2009. 5.11 K $
2008. 5.11 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

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People attended University of Mississippi connected by profession and/or age

b. 1939., Award competitor
b. 1941., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1937., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1938., Actor
b. 1937., American Football Fullback
b. 1944., American Football Running back
b. 1939., Spokesman

Movie performances

1. Benji the Hunted (1987)

Adventure, Family
played The Balladeer
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet

Benji the Hunted is a 1987 children's Drama film about a dog trying to survive in the wilderness. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures. This was the last Benji movie to star Benjean in the title role. The film is notable for the fact Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert disagreed on the film, with Siskel criticizing Ebert for giving a "thumbs up" rating to this film but not Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.


Top cast

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United States of America

Starring TV roles


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