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Ferlin Husky, 85; star brought country music to TV

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    NASHVILLE — Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early ’60s known for hits like “Wings of a Dove’’ and “Gone,’’ died Thursday. He was 85.
    The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, said Country Music Hall of Fame spokeswoman Tina Wright. He had a history of heart problems and related ailments.
    With his resonant voice and good looks, Mr. Husky was one of the most versatile entertainers to emerge from country music. He was a singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, and even a comedian whose impersonations ranged from Bing Crosby to Johnny Cash.

    He was one of the first country musicians to bring the genre to television and helped spread its popularity in booming post-World War II California, an important step in country’s quest for a national audience.

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