Campbell, Glen

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Name
Campbell, Glen Gender: M
Glen Travis Campbell
born on 22 April 1936 at 20:14 (= 8:14 PM )
Place Delight, Arkansas, 34n02, 93w30
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°45' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 24°51 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°45'



Glen Campbell

Biography

American singer of Country Western and pop, recording artist and actor on TV and in films. He was the winner of five Grammy's, progressing to host the "Summer Brothers Smothers Show" in 1968. His songs include "Gentle on My Mind" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix." His acting career consisted mainly of westerns, and he played across from noted actors.

Campbell was one of 12 children born to sharecropper parents in Billstown, Arkansas during the depression. He left home at 14 with his guitar and began playing clubs around the west.

At age 17, he married his pregnant 15-year-old girlfriend, Diane Kirk, divorcing her in 1959. His next marriage was to16-year-old Billie Jean Nunley, in that same year. They moved to Los Angeles, where he earned a reputation as a top guitar player, doing backup for Frank Sinatra and the Beach Boys. After he divorced Nunley in 1976, his life descended into the dangerous world of whiskey, sometimes under-the-influence while performing on stage.

His lifestyle became crazier when he started an affair with Sarah Davis, Mac Davis estranged wife. They married in 1976, but Sarah left him along with their son Dillon in 1982. Campbell's cocaine-filled romance with country singer Tanya Tucker began in 1980. Tucker slapped a $3 million-dollar lawsuit on Campbell, claiming that he abused her. Campbell's 6'1, 162 lb. frame was beginning to reveal his drug addiction to the public.

His life started to turn around when he met Kimberly Woollen, a Radio City Music Hall dancer, on a blind date in 1981. Campbell admits to falling asleep drunk in a bathtub, when Kim had to check to see he wasn't drowning. They married the next year, beginning a new life as dedicated Christians.

Campbell enjoys golfing, and finished an autobiography called "Rhinestone Cowboy." He opened the Glen Helen Good Time Theater in Branson, Missouri and shares a spacious, Spanish style mansion in Phoenix with his wife Kim and their children.

On November 24, 2003, the singer was arrested for a hit and run car collision and "extreme drunken behavior" and taken into custody in Phoenix, AZ. He became enraged while in custody and kicked an officer, and his mood changed dramatically from belligerence to breaking out in song and back to belligerence. Campbell is an evangelical Christian and says he forgot that the anti-anxiety medication he was taking shouldn’t be mixed with alcohol. On May 10, 2004, he pleaded guilty to extreme drunk driving. On June 15, 2004 he received his sentence of 10 days in jail, a $900 fine and a two-year probation term and his jail term began on July 1, 2004.

On June 22, 2011 he announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease the previous January. He released "Ghost on the Canvas," his final album on August 30, 2011.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

Events

  • Family : Change residence 1950 (Left home at 14)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1953 (First marriage at 17)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1961 (TV show)
  • Work : End Major Project 1971 (TV show)
  • Crime : Arrest 24 November 2003 at 12:00 noon in Phoenix, AZ (arrested for hit and run collision and drunken behavior)
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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1 July 2004 (began 10-day prison term for drunk driving)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis January 2011 (Alzheimer's)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 30 August 2011 (final album, "Ghost on the Canvas")
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Source Notes

LMR quotes TV Guide, 5/02/1970, p.26

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/Senility
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Sharecropper's son during depression)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of 12 kids)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Affair with Tanya Tucker)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four, first marriage at 17)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Rags to riches
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Golf)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Left home early less than 18 (Left home at 14)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Lawsuit sued (For marital abuse)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Born-again Christian)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Pro from 14)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Host of Smother's Brothers show)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Five)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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