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.
Also Known As
Grandpa Jones, Dave Macon
Old-time, bluegrass, country, comedy
David "Stringbean" Akeman
United States of America