|Occupation Actor, Singer|
TV shows Petticoat Junction
Education University High School
Name Mike Minor
Siblings Gregg Fedderson
|Full Name Michael Fedderson|
Born December 7, 1940 (1940-12-07) San Francisco, California, U.S.
Spouse Linda Kaye Henning (m. 1968–1973), Monyeen Rae Martini (m. 1961–1966)
Parents Tido Fedderson, Don Fedderson
Similar People Linda Kaye Henning, Meredith MacRae, Lori Saunders, Edgar Buchanan, Frank Cady
Died January 28, 2016 (aged 75) New York City, U.S.
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- Early life
- Personal life and death
Petticoat junction mike minor linda henning hello world performance season 5 digital quality
He began voice lessons in 1953 at the age of 13. His first singing job was at Ye Little Club in Beverly Hills, where he was engaged for two weeks and held over for 10. He attended University High School in Los Angeles and Brown Military Academy in San Diego. Since then he had appeared at Bimbo's in San Francisco, the Rat Fink Room in New York City, the Elegante in Brooklyn, Izzy's Supper Club in Vancouver and the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Minor played the character Ray in an episode of My Three Sons (1961) and Steve Elliott on Petticoat Junction in seasons four through seven (1966–70). His character, a pilot, crashed his airplane in Hooterville, then recovered and later married Betty Jo Bradley. Seasons 6 and 7 of the series focuses on the couple and their newborn daughter Kathy Jo Elliott. It has been erroneously reported in many sources that Minor sang the series' title song; in fact, it was sung by Curt Massey, the series music composer who co-wrote the song with show creator and producer Paul Henning.
In the 1970s, Minor took on daytime television. He had some brief roles on The Edge of Night and As the World Turns. In the 1980s, he appeared as Brandon Kingsley on All My Children (1980–1982) and as Dr. Royal Dunning on Another World (1983–1984).
Minor had made two albums, including This Is Mike Minor (1966), and numerous singles, including the successful "Silver Dollar" and "One Day at a Time".
Personal life and death
Minor's childhood ambition was to be a professional baseball player, but when he matured he switched to golf. He was a member of the Hollywood Hackers, an organization of show-biz golfers who travel around the country playing at choice golf courses and entertaining the spectators. On July 22, 1961, Minor married Monyeen Rae Martini; the couple had one son but the marriage ended in divorce.
On September 7, 1968, he married Linda Kaye Henning, who played Betty Jo on Petticoat Junction, following a romance that began on the set. A year before their real-life wedding, they were married in the television series. Mike and Linda were divorced after five years. They had no children. Minor married Marilyn Minor in 1981.
Minor died on January 28, 2016, aged 75.