Singer - pianist - actor
Born on 17 September 1952
Died on 10 June 1998 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head.
Steve Sanders as "Little Steve" cut his first record at age seven.
At 12, he won the lead in the Broadway show "The Yearling" which earned him critical acclaim. He went on to land an important part alongside Jane Fonda and Michael Caine in the movie "Hurry Sundown", directed by Otto Preminger. By the time he was 14, Steve had also found success in television, appearing on programs such as "To Tell The Truth", "The Ed Sullivan Show," "Gunsmoke," and "Noon Wine," a dramatic special starring Jason Robards and Olivia DeHavilland.
After succeeding on stage and screen, he returned to music, and in 1982 began singing with the Oak Ridge Boys, The, becoming their lead singer through 1995.