George Hamilton IV
George was brought up in a Christian home where church and Sunday school played a very important part in life but his Moravian parents were far from repressive and supported their young son in his desire to join The Grand Ole Opry. Just in case his dreams did not come true, however, they urged him to complete his education. He entered the University of North Carolina as a freshman in 1955 then transferred to American University in Washington, DC a year later in order to combine his studies with regular appearances on the Jimmy Dean TV show. In the end, the difficult task of combining music and a degree proved too much and he did not graduate.