LifeNotes: Claude King Dies

Country entertainer Claude King, an original member of the Louisiana Hayride, has died at age 90. King is best-known for his 1962 hit, “Wolverton Mountain,” (written by Merle Kilgore), which portrayed the fictional account of Clifton Clowers, a mountain man who closely guarded his daughter from potential admirers. King had additional country hits including 1961’s “Big River, Big Man” and “The Comancheros,” 1962’s “The Burning of Atlanta,” 1965’s “Tiger Woman” and 1969’s “All For The Love Of A Girl.”

King was a member of both ASCAP and the Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG). He appeared in the 1982 television miniseries The Blue and the Gray, and in several feature films.

Louisiana native King had celebrated his birthday and 67th wedding anniversary to wife, Barbara, just last month.



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