Cathie Taylor

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Cathie Taylor
Born (1944-07-26) July 26, 1944 (age 79)
Nationality (legal)American
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, actress

Cathie Taylor (born July 26, 1944) is a Canadian-born singer of country music and later Gospel music who won two Academy of Country Music Awards and was a regular vocalist on several television series.

Early life and juvenile singing career[edit]

Cathie Taylor, the daughter of Anne and Cecil Taylor, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on July 26, 1944. She has a sister and a brother. Taylor's father died when she was three years old, and her family moved to Vancouver, to live near a maternal aunt. When her sister received a scholarship to a teacher's training college in California her family moved to the United States.[1]

Taylor's first television performance was when she was 11-years-old, as a Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club.[2] At the age of 13 she had her own radio show, The Cathie Taylor Show, on KPER in Gilroy, California.[3]

In 1959, when Taylor was fifteen years old,[4] she signed a five year recording contract with Capital Records.[5]

Adult singing career[edit]

Taylor was a guest performer on the June 30, 1961 episode of Five Star Jubilee.[6] In 1962 Taylor was a cast member on The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show,[7] and in 1963 she was a regular on The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show,[8] and had a small music role in the 1963 film Hootenanny Hoot.[9]

Taylor became a regular vocalist on the 1966 syndicated television series Gene Autry's Melody Ranch. During the same year she had a guest spot at Kraft Music Hall.[10]

In 1968 she was a regular singer during the final year of the daily Don McNeill Show (previously Don McNeill's Breakfast Club), broadcast from Chicago, Illinois. She appeared on the long-running radio show's final episode, on December 27 of that year.

Music awards[edit]

The Country Music Association Awards (CMA Awards) honored her as Most Promising Female Vocalist in 1966,[11] and Top Female Vocalist in 1968.[12]

Gospel music[edit]

During the 1970s Taylor was a regular vocalist on the CBN's The 700 Club and gave church concerts.[13]

Selected Filmography[edit]


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