tenor from Chaffee, Missouri, who was the original lead singer of The Jordanaires.
In April 1952,
he was conscripted into the army and was supplanted by Hoyt Hawkins.
For a brief
time in the 1950s, the second line-up of The Jordanaires
went by the name “The Foggy River Boys” because founding
members Bill and Monty Matthews still owned the name “The Jordanaires”.
Bob spent much
of the 1960s onstage at the Joplin Little Theatre in Joplin, Missouri. Some of the shows he appeared in
include: Arsenic and Old Lace, Inherit
the Wind, and My Fair Lady. He won Best Supporting Actor for his
role as Dr. Bird in The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial and Best Actor for his
portrayal of Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey.
He also directed a production of The
Odd Couple, and sat on the Board of Directors from 1961 to 1968.
meantime, plans were astir to re-form The Foggy River Boys. The new group comprised Bob Hubbard,
Denzel Koontz, Bob Moskop, John Shepherd, Wyan Sims, and Dale Sullens. In 1971, they set up shop in
Kimberling, Missouri. Then they
took their act to Branson, where they opened their own theatre in the early
‘70s and thrived for over two decades in Missouri’s music capital. In 1993, they sold the theatre and
went into semi-retirement, performing occasionally when the spirit moved
them. Their last performance
together was purportedly in July 2002.
October and 1st November 2003, The Jordanaires
did a gig at the Will Rogers Theater in Branson, and introduced Bob, who
was sitting in the audience, to his fellow ticket-holders.
Bob and Reba
Hubbard are still “retired” and living in Branson.