Sheb Wooley

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Birth Name: Sheb Wooley
Born: 04/10/1921
Birth Place: Erick, Oklahoma, USA
Death Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Died: 09/26/2003

A cowboy on and off the screen, Sheb Wooley embraced the Old West as an actor and singer and whose best known works included the song "The Purple People Eater" (1958) and a role as the gunslinger Ben Miller in the Academy Award-winning film "High Noon" (1953). He was born Shelby F. Wooley on April 10, 1921 in Erick, Oklahoma. Raised on a farm, he learned to ride horses at an early age and once worked as rodeo rider. The injuries he sustained during those hard riding days prevented him from serving during World War II. Instead, he moved to Hollywood where he pursued an acting and musical career, appearing in several western films at the height of the genre's commercial appeal. Wooley becam... Continue Bio >>

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