Lee Barron (born as Elroy Vernon Lee 1 August 1915 Minnesota; d. 21 December 1993, Omaha) was an American big band leader and radio and TV personality. His bands included Elroy Lee and the Crookston Dinner Club Orchestra, Snorty and His City Slickers, Lee Barron and His Belltone Music and the Lee Barron Orchestra, a territory band. He started in radio at KOIL in 1944 and later worked for several other radio and TV stations. In the late 1980s, he wrote the book The Odyssey of the Mid-Nite Flyer.
Elroy Lee was born to Earl C. Lee (1883 Iowa – 1931) and Emma J. Lee (née Sylvester; b. 8 August 1887 Polk County, Minnesota; d. 24 July 1970 Crookston, Minnesota). Elroy also had a brother, Clayton H. Lee (born 19 April 1921 Crookston, Minnesota). Elroy was married to Bernice Lucile Lee (née Barholz; b. 28 April 1918; d. 9 July 2007). A stone memorial commenorating the lives of both Elroy and Bernice was laid at Concordia Cemetery, Fertile, Minnesota.
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