Bo Hopkins Biography

Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: This singer, songwriter and producer who wrote millionsellers for Nancy Sinatra 'These boots are made for walkin' and for Dean Martin 'Houston' and 'Shades', and for Frank sinatra 'This town' was the son of an oilman. Drafted during the Korean war, he became a country DJ in¨Phoenix in 1953. He began experimenting with session guitarist Al Casey by putting echo on country songs. His first succes was the song 'The fool' written and produced by him, under the name of his first wife 'Naomi Ford' (in fact her name was Naomi Shackleford). This composition was recorded by Sanford Clark and had the backing by Al Casey. It became a top 10 hit in the USA in 1956. His electronic gimmickry influenced an other well-known producer : Phil Spector. In 1957 Lee Hazlewood co-founded Jamie Records in Philadelphia with Lester Sill and Dick Clark, using Clark's TV-show to sell the hits of guitarplayer Duane Eddy. In 1961 and 1962, after founding with Lester Sill the Gregmark Company, he had hits with the Paris Sisters - a trio from San Francisco-. He threatened to quit the business when the United States were swamped by 'British Invasion'. Instead, at request of Jimmy Bowen, he produced hits by film-star offspring Dino, Desi and Billy on the Frank Sinatra-label 'Reprise' in 1965. He reached the top in 1966 with his composition 'These boots are made for walkin', a number 1 hit for Frank Sinatra's daughter Nancy Sinatra. He made with her several hits as 'Jackson', 'Summerwine' or 'Lady Bird'. In the seventies he moved to Sweden where he made several records and worked for television together with the Swedish director Torbjörn Axelmann. The two made also a show for the Swedish television and won 'The Golden Rose of Montreux' (an award for the best televisionprogram). In 1993, the famous British pop group Tindersticks issued a 45 rpm 7'' single 'A marriage made in heaven' based on Hazlewood's composition 'Sand'. It was considered as a tribute to Lee Hazlewood whose portrait has been placed on the cover of that single. Also in 1993 - after an interval of 13 years - Lee hazlewood could be heard on the Finnsh album 'Gypsies and Indians'together with the Finnish female singer Anna Hanski. In 1995 he did a tour with Nancy sinatra in the States, canada and Scandinavia. In 1999 he issued - for the first time in 20 years- a new solo album titled 'Farmisht, flatulence, origami, ARF!!! and me...'. It was a new collaboration with Al casey. Surprisingly Lee Hazlewood gave in 1999 also his first solo performances since 1974 in London (Royal Festival Hall) and in Stockholm where he was backed by his life-time friend Al Casey and his combo.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Getaway 1972 Action
The Getaway Frank Jackson 2013
Rodeo Girls Will Garrett 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Bridge at Remagen 1969 0, Romance, 0
The Wild Bunch Clarence 'Crazy' Lee 1969 Action
The Moonshine War 1970
The Getaway 1972 0, Comedy
White Lightning 1973 Comedy, 0
American Graffiti Joe 1973 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Killer Elite 1975 Comedy, 0
The Day of the Locust 1975 Drama, Thriller
Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway 1976 Drama
A Small Town in Texas 1976 Action, Adventure, Crime
Midnight Express Tex 1978 Crime, Drama
More American Graffiti Little Joe 1979 Comedy, Drama
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 Fantasy
Death Street USA Reilly 1988 Action, Horror
Trapper County War Sheriff Sam Frost 1989 Action, Adventure
The Bounty Hunter Sheriff Bennett 1989 Action, Crime
Big Bad John Lester 1990 Action, Drama
The Final Alliance Sheriff Whistler 1990 Action, Drama
Center of the Web Frank Allesendro 1992 Action, Crime, Drama
The Legend of Wolf Mountain Ranger Steven Haynes 1992 Family, Adventure
The Ballad of Little Jo 1993 Drama, Romance
Inside Monkey Zetterland Mike Zetterland 1993 Comedy
President's Target Marty Rogers 1993 Action, Adventure
Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone Rattlesnake Reynolds 1994
Riders in the Storm Billy Van Owen 1995
Fever Lake 1996
Texas Payback 1996
Texas Payback Sheriff Bishop 1996 Action, Drama
Painted Hero Brownie 1997 Drama, Thriller
U Turn 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money 1999 Crime, Horror, Thriller
Getting to Know You Officer Caminetto 1999 Comedy, Drama
Big Brother Trouble 2000
A Crack in the Floor 2000
South of Heaven, West of Hell Doc Angus Dunfries 2000 Drama
Cowboy Up Ray Drupp 2002 Biography, Fantasy, 0
Don't Let Go The Boss 2002 Drama
Vice Jamie Barnett 2005 Comedy, Drama
Choosing Matthias Doc 2009 Family, Drama
A Little Christmas Business Coach Morris 2013 Family
Of God and Kings King Frederick 2013 Romance
The Boys at the Bar Papa Lamb 2016 Comedy
What Comes Around Tom Hawkins 2018