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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Spade Cooley, born Donnel Clyde Cooley, was a Western Swing musician and band leader best known for his hit, 'Shame on You.' In addition to his music career, Cooley appeared in several Western films and hosted a television variety show, 'The Hoffman Hayride' also known as 'The Spade Cooley Show' which was broadcasted on KTLA from the Santa Monica Pier Ballroom. In 1961, Cooley was convicted for the murder of his second wife, Ella Mae Cooley and sentenced to life in prison. Photograph caption dated April 14, 1955 reads, "Mrs. Ralph Harper, Granada Hills residential chairman for the Cancer Crusade, and Spade Cooley discuss the current American Cancer Society fund campaign."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
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Cooley, Spade,--1910-1969 American Cancer Society Associations, institutions, etc.--California--San Fernando Valley Musicians--United States Actors--United States Cancer--United States--Prevention Women--California--San Fernando Valley Posters--California--San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Group portraits Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs