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Also Known As: Reba Nell Mcentire, Reba Died:
Born: March 28, 1955 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: McAlester, Oklahoma, USA Profession: singer, actor, rodeo performer

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Country music superstar Reba McEntire enjoyed huge commercial and critical success, initially as a country music performer, and later crossing over to more mainstream pop material before eventually becoming an accomplished actor. Raised in a small town in Oklahoma, and spending much time on the rodeo circuit, McEntire began singing at a young age. She signed her first record deal by her mid-20s and went on to release several hit albums over the course of the 1980s. A life-long fan of movies, and a naturally gifted performer all-around, McEntire began her foray into acting with a role in the cult classic horror/comedy "Tremors" (1990), followed by the comedy "North" (1994), alongside Elijah Wood. On television, she portrayed Annie Oakley in "Buffalo Girls" (CBS, 1995), eventually playing another version of the historical character in the hit Broadway musical "Annie Get Your Gun" in 2001. McEntire achieved real crossover star status with her own television sitcom, "Reba" (The WB, 2001-06; The CW, 2006-07), as a recently separated mother trying to reassemble her increasingly chaotic life. The show went on to become a rare hit for the struggling WB network, and increased McEntire's already substantial...

Country music superstar Reba McEntire enjoyed huge commercial and critical success, initially as a country music performer, and later crossing over to more mainstream pop material before eventually becoming an accomplished actor. Raised in a small town in Oklahoma, and spending much time on the rodeo circuit, McEntire began singing at a young age. She signed her first record deal by her mid-20s and went on to release several hit albums over the course of the 1980s. A life-long fan of movies, and a naturally gifted performer all-around, McEntire began her foray into acting with a role in the cult classic horror/comedy "Tremors" (1990), followed by the comedy "North" (1994), alongside Elijah Wood. On television, she portrayed Annie Oakley in "Buffalo Girls" (CBS, 1995), eventually playing another version of the historical character in the hit Broadway musical "Annie Get Your Gun" in 2001. McEntire achieved real crossover star status with her own television sitcom, "Reba" (The WB, 2001-06; The CW, 2006-07), as a recently separated mother trying to reassemble her increasingly chaotic life. The show went on to become a rare hit for the struggling WB network, and increased McEntire's already substantial fan base. More film, television and stage work followed for the entertainer, although McEntire - who greatly enjoyed her "triple-threat" stature - never forgot where she came from, continuing to record country music, and considering herself its de facto ambassador in all her endeavors.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Charlotte's Web (2006) Cast
3.
 One Night At Mccool's (2001) Doctor Green
4.
 Secret of Giving (1999) Rose Cameron
5.
 Forever Love (1998) Lizzie Brooks
6.
 Little Rascals, The (1994) A J Ferguson
7.
 Is There Life Out There? (1994) Lily
8.
 North (1994) Ma Tex
10.
 Man From Left Field, The (1993) Nancy Lee Prinzi
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Milestones close milestones

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Grew up on a ranch owned by her father located just outside Kiowa, Oklahoma (population 873)
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Worked on the WPRA rodeo circuit for ten years, quarter-horse barrel racing
1974:
Sang the national anthem at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City; was heard by Nashville-based songwriter Red Steagall, who convinced McEntire's mother to cut a demo tape
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Signed by Mercury Records
1982:
Earliest TV appearances include a cameo as herself in the CBS TV-movie, "Country Gold"
1983:
Left Mercury Records
1984:
Signed with MCA Records
1986:
First TV hosting duties, "The 21st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards"
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Formed and ran company, Starstruck Entertainment, with second husband Narvel Blackstock; began as booking, promotion and management company but later expanded into construction, trucking, travel and publishing concerns
1990:
Feature film acting debut, "Tremors"
1991:
Made TV acting debut in the two-part NBC TV-movie, "The Luck of the draw: The Gambler Returns", co-starring opposite Kenny Rogers
1991:
Stayed behind in San Diego after giving a spring concert, suffering from bronchitis; airplane carrying her tour manager and seven members of her band crashed near the border of Mexico
1998:
Starred in CBS TV-movie "Forever Love"
1998:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (September 18)
2001:
Made Broadway debut as star of the hit revival of "Annie Get Your Gun"
2001:
Had featured role as a psychiatrist in the black comedy "One Night at McCool's"
2001:
Signed to star in and executive produce a CBS adaptation of "Annie Get Your Gun"
2001:
Starred in and executive produced the sitcom "Reba" for The WB; premiered in fall; earned a Golden Globe (2003) nomination
2006:
Voiced Betsy the cow in live-action/computer-animated feature film "Charlotte's Web," based on the book by E.B. White
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Education

Southeastern Oklahoma State University: Durant , Oklahoma - 1976
Southeastern Oklahoma State University: Durant , Oklahoma - 1976

Notes

Her official Web site is at www.reba.com.

McEntire has also 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.

McEntire received a distinguished alumni award from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

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husband:
Charlie Battles. Rodeo worker, manager. Married in 1976, divorced in 1987; put aside rodeo career to help manage McEntire's career.
husband:
Narvel Blackstock. Manager, musician. Married in 1989; McEntire's second husband; joined her band in 1980 as a pedal-steel player, later became her manager; Blackstock's ex-wife Lisa claimed c. 1993 in tabloid publications that McEntire stole her husband, but McEntire countered that their romance began after his marriage was over before his divorce was final; Blackstock runs their company, Starstruck Entertainment, and also manages country singers Aaron Tippin, Linda Davis and the trio of Matthews, Wright and King.

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father:
Clark Vincent McEntire. Rancher, rodeo steer roper. Born c. 1926.
mother:
Jacqueline McEntire.
sister:
Alice Lynn McEntire. Older.
brother:
Del Stanley McEntire. Older; sang with McEntire when they were teenagers as part of The Singing McEntires.
sister:
Martha Susan McEntire. Singer. Sang with McEntire when they were teenagers as part of The Singing McEntires; married to rodeo star Paul Luchsinger; has three children.
son:
Shelby Blackstock. Born c. 1990.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Reba, My Story" Bantam Books

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