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Harriman in Roane County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dixie Lee

1909-1952

 
 
Dixie Lee, 1909-1952 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Hammond, November 8, 2019
1. Dixie Lee, 1909-1952 Marker
Inscription.  Wilma W. Wyatt was born in a house that stood near this spot on November 4, 1909. Her stage career began after she won a Chicago singing contest in 1928. She adopted the stage name "Dixie Lee" after joining Fox Film Corp. in 1929. A year later, she married crooner Harry "Bing" Crosby; they had four sons: Gary, twins Dennis and Phillip, and Lindsay Crosby. Her most well-known film is "Love in Bloom". In 1935, she retired from acting to be a devoted wife and mother. Dixie Lee died of ovarian cancer on November 1, 1952.
 
Erected 2019 by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1F 46.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 56.794′ N, 84° 32.334′ W. Marker is in Harriman, Tennessee, in Roane County. Marker is on Oak Street just south of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Walnut St, Harriman TN 37748, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harriman: Utopia of Temperance (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert King Byrd (approx. 1.4 miles away); Southwest Point (approx. 5 miles away); Capitol for a Day (approx. 5.3 miles away); Roane County Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 5.3 miles away); For the Union (approx. 5.3 miles away); Kingston (approx. 5.3 miles away); Roane County War of 1812 Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harriman.
 
Also see . . .
1. Heart of Dixie: Harriman starlet is recognized. (Submitted on January 28, 2021, by Chris Hammond of Knoxville, Tennessee.)
2. Harriman native to be honored with historical marker. (Submitted on January 28, 2021, by Chris Hammond of Knoxville, Tennessee.)
 
Additional keywords. Dixie Lee Crosby, Bing Crosby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2021, by Chris Hammond of Knoxville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 27, 2021, by Chris Hammond of Knoxville, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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