Eva Sue McKee
was born in Nevada, Missouri on July 19, 1925. Sues first
successful fling in show business was with the "Dude Martin
Show" on KYA Radio in San Francisco, and KGO TV in 1950.
The Dude Martin Show moved to TV station KTTV in Los Angeles in
1951. She performed with Dude at the Palamino Club in Los Angeles.Sue
was nominated for an Emmy award in 1954 for her work on the Dude
Martin Show, but lost out to Lucille Ball.
recordings in the early 50s was with the Mercury Record
Company. Her first successful recording was also the first recording
of "You Belong To Me", which was also recorded by Kaye
Starr and Patti Page in 1953, and in 1963 by the Duprees. Sues
first major record was a tear jerker titled, "Sad Movies
Always Make Me Cry" in 1961, on Hickory Records. Her follow-up
song "Norman" became her biggest record ever. Another
gold record was soon to follow in 1962 with, "James, Hold
the Ladder Steady". Sues last major hit in the pop
field was in 1965 with "Paper Tiger". All four of Sues
major pop hits were written by John D. Laudermilk. Sue was elected
to the "West Coast Western Swing Hall of Fame" in 1991.
Sue also had
some success in the Country field with a Gold record, "Big
Mable Murphy". Sue also recorded three LP's with the great
Don Gibson in the early 70's. Sue and her husband Ted live in
Las Vegas, Nevada.
& Sue Riggs