Tennessee Ernie Ford

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Tennessee Ernie Ford
Birth name Ernest Jennings Ford
Born February 13, 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee, USA
Died October 17, 1991 in Reston, Virginia, USA from liver failure
Sometimes credited as Ernie Ford
Years Active 1939-1991
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Ford Show Himself/Host 1956–1961 1 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
I Love Lucy
(credited as Ernie Ford)
Ernie 3x28 - Tennessee Ernie Visits May 3, 1954
I Love Lucy
(credited as Ernie Ford)
Ernie 3x29 - Tennessee Ernie Hangs On May 10, 1954
I Love Lucy Ernie 4x15 - Tennessee Bound January 24, 1955
Make Room for Daddy Himself 6x13 - Tennessee Ernie Stays for Dinner January 19, 1959
The Jack Benny Program Himself 12x05 - Tennessee Ernie Ford Show November 19, 1961
Here's Lucy Ernie Epperson 1x23 - Lucy and Tennessee Ernie's Fun Farm March 10, 1969
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cameo Appearance 3x11 - Show 51 November 24, 1969
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Cameo Appearance 3x19 - Show 59 January 26, 1970

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Hollywood Squares (1966) June 17-21, 1974
The Hollywood Squares (1966) January 12-16, 1976

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

  • 3 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame