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Mary Clair Rhodes
WSM Radio's Artist Service Bureau, Jim Denny Talent Agency; Cedarwood Music Publishing
Mary Claire Rhodes was Secretary to Jim Denny at WSM Radio's Artist Service Bureau, involved with the talent booking and management of the Bureau's clients and later with the artists of the Jim Denny Talent Agency. She was also in charge of ticketing and reservations at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman.
In 1953, she became Secretary and Royalty Administrator at Denny's Cedarwood Music Publishing Company. After Denny's death in 1963, she continued in these roles for his son, Bill Denny, until the firm was sold in 1984. Mary Claire Rhodes died in 2002.