Well, wiki says:
Billy Redden, who played the banjo playing boy, could not really play the banjo. Another young banjo player knelt behind him and reached around Redden's chest to reach the banjo, with Redden wearing a specially made shirt that made the man's arms appear to be Redden's. Additionally, the shot was filmed from angles that made it impossible to see the musician behind Redden on the porch.
I don't think he actually plays. For the movie, he sat in the chair with his arms behind him, and a professional banjo player reached around him and through the sleeves of his shirt and played the Dueling Banjoes tune.
Billy is part owner and a cook at The Cookie Jar Cafe in Clayton Georgia.
He is glad to sign autographs and let himself be photographed with anyone who asks. He doesn't charge if you're eating breakfast or lunch. He may take a tip if offered. Usually he just declines and says thanks for eating with us.
He never really made much money off the movie.
Here's someone on FR complaining about it:
Vanity Vent | October 28, 2006 | Angry Write Mail
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2006 8:32:06 PM by Angry Write Mail
Has anyone in Freeperland ever been required to take computer competency tests given by Prove It.com? A passing grade of 80% or better in four MS Office programs is required by a company I am seeking employment with.
Ever taken a "Prove-It" Test?
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