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Hank Fort

January 12, 1966 OH520


Songwriter and performer. Maiden name: Eleanor Louise Middleton Hankins Fort. AKA: Mrs. William McAuliffe.

Interview Summary

1966 January 12
Printed transcript only. Audio recording not available.
Songwriter and performer Hank Fort recalls highlights from her career. Discussion includes her work at WSM Nashville during the 1930s; memories of Dinah Shore’s early career; her start as a jingle writer; her songwriting; her life in Washington, D. C.; her association with Sam Rayburn; and memories from her years in the entertainment industry.

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