SNEEZY WATERS (1997 Inductee)

Sneezy Waters began his professional career in the 1960’s and has been featured on many network radio and television shows, including This Country in the Morning, The Entertainers, Variety Tonight, Let’s Sing Out, The Family Brown Show, Café Hibou, Canada After Dark, The Bob McLean Show, Ninety Minutes Live, The Alan Thicke Show, The Tommy Hunter Show, and Super Country Superstars.

In 1977, he starred in the runaway hit, "Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave", which toured extensively until 1982 in Canada and the United States and was part of "O Kanada", the Canadian cultural festival in Berlin. The movie version of the play has been shown on First Choice Superchannel and on CTV in Canada, on Home Box Office and Z Channel in the United States, and in Great Britain and Scandinavia. In 1984, for his role as Hank Williams, Sneezy won the Best Actor Award in the "3e Festival International du Film Musicale" in Grenoble, France, and the film was nominated for the best country motion picture of 1984 in the 19th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Sneezy also acted in "Blind Faith", an episode of "For the Record", and was nominated for an ACTRA award for his portrayal of Delbert Purvis in the CBC mini-series "Backstretch". In addition to this work, Sneezy produced the sound track for "Joe Cat", a National Film Board production, and for "Terminal Blues", a National Arts Center production.

Two albums, "You’ve Got Sawdust on the Floor of Your Heart", whose title song was featured in the 1986 film, "Loyalties", and "Sneezy Waters Sings Hank Williams" round out the career of this extremely talented entertainer, who has toured extensively in Canada (including several Artic communities), Japan, Hong Kong, Laos, Thailand, India, Denmark, Germany, Holland, and the United States.

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