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Cedartown in Polk County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sterling Holloway

1905 - 1992

 
 
Sterling Holloway 1905-1992 Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, 2008
1. Sterling Holloway 1905-1992 Marker
Inscription.  Sterling Price Holloway, Jr., like his father, was named for Confederate General Sterling "Pap" Price. He was born on this site and went to school here then attended the Georgia Military Academy in College Park, now Woodward Academy. He later graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York with Spencer Tracy and Pat O'Brien. He then began a stage career before moving to Hollywood in 1930 to begin a movie career that was to last for 40 years. He was one of the busiest character actors in the movies and worked with Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, Bing Crosby, Barbara Stanwyck, Jimmy Cagney, Fred Astaire and Gary Cooper. In 1941, Holloway's voice was heard in his first Walt Disney animated film, Dumbo. His voice appeared in Bambi, Peter and the Wolf, Alice in Wonderland, Jungle Book and the Winnie the Pooh series. He acted in many television series including The Life of Riley, The Untouchables, Superman, Hazel, The Twilight Zone, Gilligan's Island and Andy Griffith. He sang the first hit song, Manhattan, by the team Rogers and Hart in 1925, and his Disney production of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf remains the most
Sterling Holloway Marker & Former Homesite image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. Sterling Holloway Marker & Former Homesite
popular version ever recorded. His recordings, especially as Pooh Bear in the Winnie the Pooh series, made his voice famous all over the world. 115-8 Erected by Governor Zell Miller 1998
 
Erected 1998 by Governor Zell Miller. (Marker Number 115-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 0.72′ N, 85° 15.383′ W. Marker is in Cedartown, Georgia, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection of South College Street and Sterling Holloway Place, on the right when traveling north on South College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cedartown GA 30125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ivy Ledbetter Lee (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Polk County (about 600 feet away); Big Spring Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trail of Tears Cherokee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgia School for the Deaf (approx. 8 miles away); Site of Bluffton (approx. 10.8 miles away in Alabama); Davis & Dodge at Peek’s Spring
Sterling Holloway Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 4, 2010
3. Sterling Holloway Marker
Looking east on Sterling Holloway Place
(approx. 11.4 miles away); Logan’s 15th Corps at Swaintown (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedartown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New Georgia Encyclopedia - Sterling Holloway. Learn more about Sterling Holloway and his extensive career by visiting this site. (Submitted on September 15, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

2. Cedartown native honored with historical marker database. This article by Greg Orebaugh appeared in The Chattooga Press on May 5, 1999. (Submitted on October 19, 2009.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Sterling Holloway
My name is Donnie Jarrell I just looked at the story on marker for Sterling Holloway. I am the one who got this marker for Sterling, he was a close friend of mine, I also had a street renamed for him in 1989 and he was here in Cedartown he loved it all. I have a small museum for Sterling and Winnie The Pooh at our Depo on main street. I enjoy talking to anyone about Sterling. He came to my home many times and I have all his family pictures that was given to me from his family.
Editor's Note: For more information, Mr. Jarrell can be contacted through a note to the editors. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor  
Sterling Holloway Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 4, 2010
4. Sterling Holloway Marker
The marker and street sign for Sterling Holloway Place on opposite sides of the street, looking north on South College Street.
 
    — Submitted October 18, 2009, by Donnie Jarrell of Cedartown, Georgia.
 
Sterling Holloway Jr. 1905-1992 <br><i>Voice of Winnie the Pooh.</i> image. Click for full size.
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5. Sterling Holloway Jr. 1905-1992
Voice of Winnie the Pooh.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 3,363 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on September 6, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 8, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5. submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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