Ron White
American comedian
Ron White
Ronald "Ron" White is an American stand up comedian and actor who has had two Grammy Award-nominations, and whose DVD "They call me Tater Salad" shipped over a million copies. He is a charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and authored the book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability, which appeared on the New York Times best seller list.
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Navy Mom Surprises Son While Taking Santa Photo at Mall
ABC News - 3 months
“I was nervous. My palms were sweating," Julie Workman told ABC News.
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5 Takeaways From New York Comic Con
ABC News - over 1 year
While San Diego Comic Con was all about blockbuster movies this year, the New York version focused on television.
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Indie heist comedy stakes out Chicago's Jewelers Row
Chicago Times - almost 2 years
While Spike Lee's "Chiraq" has been sucking up much of the oxygen lately, a smaller movie project quietly began filming in town this week.
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Wheels: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Return for Another Run
NYTimes - almost 2 years
While hydrogen-powered cars failed to gain traction in the past, they now are supported by increasingly strict California mandates.
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Dylan Benson Raises Money For Unborn Son While Pregnant Wife On Life Support
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Donors are rallying behind a man in Victoria, B.C. who is waiting for the birth of his son while his wife remains on life support. An unimaginable situation has been unfolding for Dylan Benson, 32. His pregnant wife, Robyn, also 32, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage on Dec. 28, 2013. The damage was irreparable, and she was declared brain dead the next day. She was 22 weeks pregnant. Doctors are trying to keep her alive for seven more weeks, until the fetus is 34 weeks old and has a better chance of surviving outside the womb. "My head and my heart are constantly playing this chess match and it’s so painful," Benson wrote in a blog post. "On one hand I can’t wait to meet my son and try and give him the best life possible and try my hardest to be a great dad for him, on the other hand I know that the day or the day after he is born will be the day that I have to say goodbye to Robyn." Benson has taken a leave from work at an IT company to deal with the stress, and to focus on prepar ...
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BART Trains To Run While Talks Continue With Unions
NPR - over 3 years
The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its two largest unions have reached an agreement — sort of. The unions are ending the five-day strike that halted commuter-rail service throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. BART and the unions agreed to extend their contracts for a month while negotiations continue. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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THE FRANK SINATRA Golf Tournament Dinner Starring Ron White & Margo Rey
Hollywood Today - almost 5 years
THE FRANK SINATRA PALM SPRINGS GOLF TOURNAMENT PAIRING DINNER STARRING <a class="fplink fp-240735" href="/Ron+White+1">Ron White</a> AND <a class="fplink fp-584982" href="/Margo+Rey+1">Margo Rey</a>   By John Rowlands Palm Springs, CA(Hollywood Today)3/5/12/The FRANK SINATRA GOLF TOURNAMENT in Palm Springs keeps it’s spirits high and happy as the three day fund raiser for the BARBARA SINATRA CHILDREN’S CENTER kicks off with a fun reunion of [...]
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Ron White has the last laugh
The Tennessean - about 5 years
Once an unhappy member of U.S. armed forces, comedian <a class="fplink fp-240735" href="/Ron+White+1">Ron White</a> now puts his talents to use for the troops.
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Ron White set for comedy show at the Joint on Nov. 11 - Tulsa World
Google News - over 5 years
Comedian Ron White performs Nov. 11 at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel &amp; Casino Tulsa. Courtesy By JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer Comedian Ron White will perform Nov. 11 at the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel &amp; Casino Tulsa
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Hot Asheville area shows - Asheville Citizen-Times
Google News - over 5 years
Sold out. theorangepeel.net Ron White, 9 pm Friday, Harrah&#39;s Cherokee Event Center. www.ticketmaster.com Credence Clearwater Revisited, 7:30 pm Sept. 17, Harrah&#39;s Cherokee Event Center. www.ticketmaster.com
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What revenue won't do - UPI.com
Google News - over 5 years
It does not, in the words of comedian Ron White, &quot;fix stupid.&quot; A fairer tax code, properly enforced, would do wonders for the US budget, but not if politicians took to salivating all over the new revenue. Fixing the tax code without spending discipline
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The Graham Leader - Graham Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Graham Fire Rescue Lt. Greg Speck, left, and firefighter Rudy Perez treat Allen Cooley, center, as Ron White looks on after searchers found the missing 86-year-old Sunday night. White found Cooley after hours of searching. (Photo courtesy of Brent
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Advisors Say People Should Buy Gold, Not Just Invest In It - KFOX El Paso
Google News - over 5 years
Ron White, an investment advisor of Raymond James Financial in West El Paso said gold is often thought of as a lucrative option because it has been known in the past as currency. White also said many banks often own large quantities of gold
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CONCERT ALERT: Grand Archives, Ron White, Ziggy Marley, Yelawolf and others ... - Weekly Volcano
Google News - over 5 years
$22.50-$25 (The Neptune, stgpresents.org) Ron White Tacoma Nov. 19 (Emerald Queen Casino, TM) Ziggy Marley Seattle Sept. 28 8 pm. $27-$30 (Showbox at the Market, TM) Seattle Taste Makers Present: The 20 th Annual Virgo Party Seattle Sept
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Entertainment briefs for Friday, July 29, 2011 - Rapid City Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Blue-collar comedian Ron White will perform at 8 pm Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. White, touring with his “Moral Compass Tour,” will be the first comic to perform at the venue, which opened July 1. Tickets cost $39.50 to $49.50 and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ron White
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 58
    In November 2015, White announced that he was running for President of the United States as an independent candidate in 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Ron White was an actor in the Showtime Series Roadies (Cameron Crowe) which had 10 episodes in its first season (over the summer 2016). He played Phil, the best roadie in the business. It is unclear if Roadies will have a Season 2, and the final episode of Season 1 was a tribute to the death of Ron White's character in the show.
  • 2013
    Age 56
    In October 2013 he married singer-songwriter, musician and cancer survivor Margo Rey, proposing to her just weeks before her initial diagnosis.
    More Details Hide Details Her hairstyle, dubbed as "chemo-glam" by her husband, was cropped short for her wedding due to her chemotherapy. She continues her battle with cancer (now affecting her lymph nodes), describing White as "the best husband in the world."
    White's 2013 comedy album, A Little Unprofessional, was nominated for Best Comedy Album in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in January 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Besides the Blue Collar Comedy Tour CDs and films, White has released 6 solo projects to date. Solo Works He has appeared on the following compilation albums:
  • 2009
    Age 52
    White received the Armed Forces Foundation's "Patriot Award" in March 2009 for his work in raising money to help wounded soldiers.
    More Details Hide Details He also held benefit shows for Hurricane Katrina relief.
    April 27, 2009 was designated as "Ron White Day" in the State of Texas by Texas legislative officials.
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  • 2008
    Age 51
    On September 7, 2008, White was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after an anonymous tip informed Vero Beach, Florida police that White’s private plane would be carrying narcotics.
    More Details Hide Details He was found to be in possession of 7/8 of a gram of marijuana, which White described as being "out of marijuana".
  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 48
    In 2005, The WB Television Network aired the pilot for The Ron White Show, a variety show that combined a number of celebrity cameos, cartoons, and sketches.
    More Details Hide Details He taped several episodes of The Gong Show with Dave Attell as one of the celebrity judges. White has appeared in the TV shows Kath & Kim, Reno 911!, 12 Miles of Bad Road, the films Sex and the City 2 and Horrible Bosses, and a cameo in a Rascal Flatts music video, "Why Wait". White is known for drinking Scotch as part of his act, as well as smoking cigars. He stated during his You Can't Fix Stupid show, "Somebody asked what I was drinking. If the company that made the stuff I was drinking was paying me, I'd have it in their bottle and not mine. But it's the kind of scotch that people drink that are going to die penniless. It's good though!" In 2009 Comedy Central released Ron's stand up DVD Behavioral Problems. In 2010, Ron White and producer Michael Blakey formed Organica Music Group (OMG), a label that promotes both emerging and established musicians and comedians. OMG indicated that it would release all of White's future DVDs and CDs.
  • 2004
    Age 47
    He was then married to Barbara Dobbs from 2004 to 2008.
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  • 2000
    Age 43
    During January 2000 through March 2003, White toured with Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour – a show that sold out across the United States in over 90 cities and grossed over $15 million.
    More Details Hide Details He made seven guest appearances on Blue Collar TV.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 24
    White was married to Lori Brice from 1981 to 1993 and they had one son, Marshall.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Ronald Dee White was born on December 18, 1956 in Fritch, Texas, to Charles Don White and Barbara Joan Craig.
    More Details Hide Details White served in the United States Navy. According to his own account, White joined the service at age 17 and served on the auxiliary rescue and salvage ship USS Conserver near the end of the Vietnam War. He is an avid fisherman (and has always loved fishing as a hobby) but from a young age his dream was to become a comedian. He lived in Mexico for a brief period and bought a pottery factory there before returning to America to pursue comedy. He included stories from his youth in his book I Had the Right to Remain Silent But I Didn't Have the Ability.
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