Reba McEntire

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Biography

  • Birth Place: McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/28/1955, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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One of the most beloved singers of all time, country or otherwise, this charismatic star has won a slew of awards and honors for her popular recordings. In the early ‘90s, she branched out into acting with remarkable success. A supporting role in the delightful B-movie Tremors led to other work, mostly in TV projects. But 2001 proved to be her banner year as an actress. Not only did McEntire win raves and a Drama Desk Award as the legendary Annie Oakley in a Broadway revival of the musical Annie Get Your Gun, she also launched her eponymous hit sitcom, which ran for six seasons and earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a People’s Choice Award. She lent her unmistakable voice to a number of animated films, including Charlotte’s Web and The Fox and the Hound 2. And she’s proven herself to be a smart businesswoman as well: In 1988, she cofounded the management company Starstruck Entertainment with her husband, Narvel Blackstock, and has also launched her own lines of clothing, footwear, luggage and home goods.Reba McEntire Fast Facts:
  • Sang with her brother Pake and sister Susie as the Singing McEntires as a child.
  • Worked on the WPRA rodeo circuit for 10 years in quarter-horse barrel racing.
  • Almost didn't make it to her debut at the Grand Ole Opry on September 17, 1977. A guard at the gate didn't see her name on the list and refused to let her in. It took a call from her booking agent to resolve the problem.
  • Was offered the role of Molly Brown in Titanic, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on September 18, 1998.
  • Served as a spokesperson for the Middle Tennessee United Way, the national 4-H clubs of America and Bob Hope's Hope for a Drug-Free America.
  • Has hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards more than 10 times.
  • Reba McEntire Relationships:
  • Alice Foran - Sister
  • Del Stanley (Pake) McEntire - Brother
  • Jacqueline McEntire - Mother
  • Narvel Blackstock - Husband
  • Shawna Blackstock - Stepdaughter
  • Chassidy Blackstock Standefer - Stepdaughter
  • Brandon Blackstock - Stepson
  • Charlie Battles - Ex-husband
  • Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock - Son
  • Clark Vincent McEntire - Father
  • Susie McEntire - Sister
  • Reba McEntire Awards:
  • 1997 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1998 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1992 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Johnny Cash Visionary Award - Winner
  • 2010 CMT Music Awards: Female Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 1994 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Country Music Performer - Winner
  • 2002 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 1986 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 1995 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Female Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2010 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Female Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 1996 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Musical Performer - Winner
  • 1993 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Country Music Performer - Winner
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Nominee
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Most Inspiring Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: Female Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 1993 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 1992 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Country Music Performer - Winner
  • College:
  • Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, United States (BA in Elementary Education and Music, 1976)

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