Hal Smith spent a dozen years singing and entertaining throughout North America - from Houston to Las Vegas to Edmonton.
He worked primarily in male vocal quartets performing various style of music. He was booked by the theatrical agency MCA and worked with such stars as George Gobel, Ricky Nelson, Edgar Bergen, Herb Shriner, Woody Herman and many others. Eventually, wanting to reduce the traveling, Hal earned a PhD and became a university professor teaching Russian history and U.S. Diplomatic history to some fourteen thousand students over twenty seven years. And, he was honored as the outstanding teaching professor.
His extra curricular activities include crop dusting, and flying his own airplanes, photography, oil painting and manning bulldozers on his Arkansas farm. Meanwhile, he maintains ties to the music world and continues to perform in various forums. Hal and his wife Ann, also a retired college professor, came to Dallas seven years ago to be near a son, daughter and two granddaughters. This is his second year with the Follies. Hal says it has been a true pleasure to participate with such a talented group of people. Much more fun than years in the US army during the Korean War