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Despite what some sources say, my father NEVER married Judy Canova. He was blacklisted from Paramount because he refused to have her as a co-star. He hated her. He married his secretary, my stepmother Harriet, soon after the death of my mother. I was away most of the war years in the army and didn't keep up with his movies. I wonder if he "married" Judy in one of them which may have started the marriage rumor.

Also, I know he was not born in Van Buren. Greenwood sounds right, but I don't know the circumstances.

Finally, he is not buried in Forest Lawn; his ashes are in a Hollywood mortuary.


Bob Burns Jr.
Fountain Hills, AZ