Anita Bryant

Genres: Christian & Gospel Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

25 March 1940, Barnsdale, Oklahoma, USA. Bryant has had a unique series of career changes: a beauty queen turned hitmaker, turned religious singer and spokesperson against gay liberation. Her first stage appearance was at the age of six and at nine she won her first talent show. She became known as ‘Oklahoma’s Red Feather Girl’, and local television and radio appearances brought her to the attention of Arthur Godfrey, who put her on his television talent show where she won first prize. Her first record was ‘Sinful To Flirt’ in early 1956. In 1958 she became ‘Miss Oklahoma’ and at that year’s ‘Miss America Pageant’, where she also sang, she came third. Her first chart entry was her second single on Carlton, a version of ‘Till There Was You’ (from the musical The Music Man), in 1959. She had three US Top 20 singles in 1960-61 with ‘Paper Roses’, ‘In My Little Corner Of The World’ (both...

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