Ferlin, Jayne Mansfield & Mamie Van Doren in Las Vegas Hillbillys 1966
Mr. Rock & Roll 1957 This Moment of Love
Orlo Thompson, Ferlin, Dallas Frazier & Marvis Thompson-Husky in Forty Acre Feud 1965
(L) Ferlin & Henry Fonda, (R) Ferlin & Glenn Ford 1970
Husky had worked the televised version of Springfield, Missouri's, Ozark Jubilee in 1955 and then moved to the Grand Ole Opry. "Gone" propelled him to network television appearances on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts--including spots as guest host-Kraft Television Theater, The Ed Sullivan Show, and eventually talk shows hosted by Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, and Merv Griffin. Husky had to give up his Opry slot, but TV exposure introduced him to millions of viewers.
(L) Ferlin, Patsy Cline, Faron Young, Jerry Reed, (R) Ferlin & Rosemary Clooney 1960's
Joi Lansing, Don Bowman & Ferlin in Hillbillys in a Haunted House 1967
"Gone" propelled him to network television appearances on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts--including spots as guest host-Kraft Television Theater, The Ed Sullivan Show, and eventually talk shows hosted by Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, and Merv Griffin. Video (M) Ferlin on The Merv Griffin Show 1966
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Zsa Zsa Gabor & Ferlin in Country Music Holiday 1958
Recording success landed Husky featured roles in a number of movies. These included Mr. Rock & Roll (1957), Country Music Holiday (1958), Forty Acre Feud (1965), Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967), Las Vegas Hillbillys (1966), and Swamp Girl (1971).
But Husky made his most lasting impression as a live performer. He toured widely in the United States and abroad. "There were a lot of years when nobody in the business could follow Ferlin Husky," Merle Haggard said, "He was the biggest live act of the day. A great entertainer."
Rod Brassfield, June Carter-Cash & Ferlin in Country Music Holiday 1958
Elvis, Jane Russell, Ferlin, & Lou Costello 1950's
Mr. Rock & Roll 1957 (movie trailer)
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