BETTY CODY (August 17, 1921 – July 1, 2014) was a Canadian -born country music singer.
* 1 Early years * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Death * 5 References
She was born RITA FRANCIS COTE to Alphonse and Albina Cote in
Betty Cody married Harold Breau, a musician who performed as
Hal Lone Pine. The couple started performing together and she adopted
the stage name of Betty Cody. Cody signed a contract with RCA Records
in the early 1950s. In 1952 she had her hit in the U.S. country charts
with "Tom Tom Yodel". Her 1953 hit single "I Found Out More Than You
Ever Knew" reached No. 10 on the Billboard country chart. Slim
Andrews, the chair on the board of directors of the
After splitting from her husband she gave up her career and worked in a shoe shop in Lewiston, Maine to care for her three younger sons. Betty and Harold eventually divorced. Her eldest son, Lenny Breau , who had lived with his father, later moved to California. Lenny became a noted jazz guitarist. In 1984, Lenny Breau's dead body was found in a swimming pool. The death was ruled a murder and the case was never solved. Another son, Denny Breau, is also a musician.
Cody married, secondly, to George Binette, by which marriage she became stepmother to four children. Binette died in 2002.
* ^ A B C D "Acclaimed