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Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry

Fact Sheet

Musical genre:Singer-songwriter  
Birthday27 July 1944 (73)
Bobbie Gentry (born July 27, 1944) is a singer-songwriter. She was born Roberta Lee Streeter in Greenwood, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. She shot to international fame with the quirky and intriguing Ode To Billy Joe in 1967. After several more albums of increasing ambition and maturity - but failing popularity - she left the music business in the early 1970s to concentrate on business interests.