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David “Stringbean” Akeman

American banjo player

David “Stringbean” Akeman

American banjo player
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birthday
17th
June, 1915
Death
10th
November, 1973
Birth Place
Annville, Kentucky, U.S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

David Akeman (June 17, 1915 – November 10, 1973) better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), was an American singer-songwriter, musician, comedian, actor and semiprofessional baseball player best known for his role as a main cast member on the hit television show, Hee Haw, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Akeman was well-known for his “old-fashioned” banjo-picking style, careful mix of comedy and music, and his memorable stage wardrobe (which consisted of a long nightshirt tucked into a pair of short blue jeans belted around his knees–giving him the comical appearance of a very tall man with stubby legs). Akeman and his wife were murdered by firearm, by burglars in their rural Tennessee home near Ridgetop In 1973.

instruments played
banjo
Vocals
Also Known As

Stringbean

Associated Acts

Grandpa Jones, Dave Macon

Birth Name

David Akeman

Genres

Old-time, bluegrass, country, comedy

Occupations

Musician, comedian

Years Active

1927 1973

Name

David "Stringbean" Akeman

Nationality

United States of America

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