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Tex Ritter (1905–1974)

Singing-cowboy star of "B" westerns during the 30's and 40's and later country-music recording star. See full bio »

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 2015 Bloodline (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Part 2 (2015) ... (performer: "The Gallows Pole")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (Video documentary) (performer: "Ride, Ride, Ride", "Down the Trail of My Dreams" - uncredited)
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Pioneers (Video) (performer: "High Noon")
 2007 Neal Cassady (performer: "We'll Rest at the End of the Trail")
 2003 Ramona (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "High Noon")
 2000 Ready to Rumble (performer: "Wayward Wind")
 1999 Varsity Blues (performer: "The Wayward Wind")
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas (performer: "Christmas Carols By The Old Corral")
 1996 American Strays (performer: " (I Got Spurs) Jingle Jangle Jingle")
 1995 Canadian Bacon (performer: "God Bless America Again")
 1988 The Great Outdoors (performer: "Paul Bunyan Love")
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (arranger: "Long Time Gone" - uncredited)
 1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (performer: "I Ride an Old Paint" - uncredited)
 1966-1973 The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Tex Ritter (1973) ... (performer: "Fall Away", "Jealous Heart")
- Tex Ritter (1969) ... (performer: "Texas", "A Funny Thing Happened (On the Way to Miami)")
- Tex Ritter (1966) ... (performer: "High Noon", "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven")
 1972 The Magic of Walt Disney World (Short) (performer: "Blood on the Saddle" - uncredited)
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.32 (1970) ... (performer: "The Wayward Wind", "Boll Weevil")
 1967 What Am I Bid? (performer: "I Never Got to Kiss the Girl")
 1966 Nashville Rebel (performer: "Hillbilly Heaven")
 1965 The Drifter (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- General Store (1965) ... (performer: "I Ride an Old Paint", "Blood on the Saddle", "Boll Weevil")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Academy Award Songs (1960) ... (performer: "High Noon", "The Hanging Tree" - uncredited)
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sundown at Bitter Creek (1958) ... (performer: "The Ballad of Dan Case" - uncredited)
 1957-1958 Ranch Party (TV Series) (performer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #1.32 (1958) ... (performer: "Ridin' Old Paint")
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... (performer: "Goodbye Old Paint (I'm Leavin' Cheyenne)")
- Episode #1.3 (1957) ... (performer: "The Best Time of All")
- Episode #1.2 (1957) ... (performer: "Paul Bunyon Love", "The Cowboy's Dream (Roll On, Little Dogies, Roll On)")
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (performer: "Rockaway Rock", "Remember the Alamo")
 1957 Trooper Hook (performer: "Trooper Hook")
 1956 Bus Stop (writer: "Rye Whisky" (1936) - uncredited)
 1956 Down Liberty Road (Short) (performer: "Freedom Road" - uncredited)
 1956 The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Third Rider (1956) ... (performer: "Gunfighters' Lament")
 1955 Wichita (performer: "Wichita")
 1953 The Marshal's Daughter (performer: "The Marshal's Daughter")
 1953 The 25th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')")
 1952 High Noon (performer: "High Noon" (Do Not Forsake Me))
 1950 Holiday Rhythm (performer: "Old Chisolm Trail")
 1945 Flaming Bullets (performer: "I Hang My Head and Cry", "Be Honest With Me")
 1945 Frontier Fugitives (performer: "Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry", "I'll Wait For You, Dear")
 1945 Three in the Saddle (performer: "I've Done the Best I Could", "Try Me One More Time") / (writer: "I've Done the Best I Could")
 1945 Enemy of the Law (performer: "Teach Me To Forget", "You Will Have To Pay") / (writer: "Teach Me To Forget", "You Will Have To Pay")
 1945 Beyond the Pecos (writer: "High, Wide and Handsome")
 1945 Marked for Murder (performer: "Long Time Gone", "Tears of Regret", "Froggie Went A-Courtin'") / (writer: "Long Time Gone")
 1944 The Whispering Skull (performer: "In Case You Change Your Mind", "It's Never Too Late") / (writer: "In Case You Change Your Mind", "It's Never Too Late")
 1944 Dead or Alive (performer: "I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You", "Don't Care Since You Told Me Goodbye") / (writer: "I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You", "Don't Care Since You Told Me Goodbye")
 1944 Gangsters of the Frontier ("Please Remember Me")
 1944 Oklahoma Raiders (performer: "I'll Be a Cowboy 'Till I Die", "Roll On, Little Dogies, Roll On")
 1944 Cowboy Canteen (performer: "Goin' To Lasso a Rainbow" - uncredited)
 1944 Marshal of Gunsmoke (arranger: "Git Along Little Dogies") / (performer: "Git Along Little Dogies")
 1943 Arizona Trail (performer: "Stay Away From My Heart")
 1943 The Lone Star Trail (performer: "I Gotta See Texas Just Once More")
 1943 Raiders of San Joaquin (performer: "A Carefree Cowboy")
 1943 Cheyenne Roundup (performer: "Rose of the Hills")
 1943 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground (performer: "Riding Home")
 1942 The Old Chisholm Trail (arranger: "The Rovin' Gambler") / (performer: "Out On The Lone Star Trail", "The Rovin' Gambler")
 1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas (arranger: "Cowboy's Lament") / (performer: "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Cowboy's Lament")
 1942 Vengeance of the West (performer: "Along The Trail Somewhere", "Only Yesterday")
 1942 Prairie Gunsmoke (performer: "Where The Buffalo Roam", "Someone To Call Darling") / (writer: "Where The Buffalo Roam")
 1942 Home in Wyomin' (arranger: " (Oh My Darling) Clementine")
 1942 North of the Rockies (arranger: "Ninety-Nine Days in Jail" - uncredited) / (performer: "Jog, Jog, Jogging Along", "Get Your Man, Mountie Boys, Get Your Man", "Ninety-Nine Days in Jail" (uncredited))
 1942 The Lone Star Vigilantes (performer: "Headin' Home to Texas", "When the Moon is Shinging on the Old Corral", "Going to Join the Rangers")
 1941 Roaring Frontiers (performer: "You've Got To Come And Get Me Boys", "You're A Part Of The West", "Judge Morrow Will Find The Truth")
 1941 Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (performer: "Dynamite Dan", "Song of the Coyotes", "Old Pete the Bandito")
 1940 Roll Wagons Roll (lyrics: "Oh! Susanna") / (performer: "Roll, Wagons, Roll", "Oh! Susanna")
 1940 The Golden Trail ("Gold Is Where You Find It") / (arranger: "Clementine") / (performer: "Clementine")
 1940 The Cowboy from Sundown (performer: "Symphony of the Prairie", I've Done the Best I Can", The Craw-dad Song") / (writer: I've Done the Best I Can")
 1940 Pals of the Silver Sage (performer: "Prairie Fairyland")
 1940 Rhythm of the Rio Grande (performer: "Rhythm of the Rio Grande", "Mexicali Moon")
 1939 Westbound Stage (performer: "It's All Over Now", "Trail To Mexico")
 1939 Riders of the Frontier (arranger: "The Boll Weevil Song") / (performer: "Rose of My Dreams", "Ten Thousand Cattle", "Ridin' Down to Texas", "The Boll Weevil Song")
 1939 Down the Wyoming Trail (performer: "It Makes No Difference Now", "In Elk Valley", "Goin' Back to Texas" - uncredited)
 1939 The Man from Texas (performer: "Men Who Wear the Stars", "Prairie Lights")
 1939 Rollin' Westward (performer: "Out In The Golden West", "Bold Vaquero")
 1939 Sundown on the Prairie (arranger: "My Love Is A Rider") / (performer: "Dust On My Saddle", "Cactus Pete", "My Love Is A Rider") / (writer: "Dust On My Saddle")
 1938 Song of the Buckaroo (performer: "Texas Dan", "Little Tenderfoot', "I Promise You") / (writer: "I Promise You")
 1938 Where the Buffalo Roam (performer: "Where the Buffalo Roam", "Troubador of the Prairie", "Longside of the Sana Fe Trail", "Home on the Range", "Shoot the Buffalo") / (writer: "Where the Buffalo Roam", "Troubador of the Prairie")
 1938 Starlight Over Texas ("Starlight Over Texas") / (performer: "Starlight Over Texas", "Ah! Viva Tequila", "A Garden in Granada")
 1938 The Utah Trail (performer: "Utah Trail", "Give Me Back My Saddle", "A Mighty Good Horse", "A'Roamin' I'll Be")
 1938 Rollin' Plains (performer: "Me, My Pal and My Pony", "Rollin' Plains")
 1938 Frontier Town (performer: "Old Cayuse", "Yip, Yip, Yowie, I'm an Eagle", "Give Me a Horse, a Saddle and You", "The Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo)", "Old Brass Wagon") / (writer: "Old Cayuse", "Give Me a Horse, a Saddle and You")
 1937 Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts (performer: "I'm Headin' For My Texas Home", "The Gal I Left Behind Me")
 1937 The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen (performer: "Ride, Ride, Ride", "I'm A Texas Cowboy", "Ride Around Little Dogies", "Rosita", "A' Ridin' Old Paint")
 1937 Riders of the Rockies (performer: "Song of the Open Range", "Arizona Rangers", "Riders of the Rockies", "Home on the Range" - uncredited) / (writer: "Song of the Open Range", "Arizona Rangers", "Riders of the Rockies" - uncredited)
 1937 Sing, Cowboy, Sing (performer: "Goodbye Old Paint, I'm a-Leavin' Cheyenne", "Get A Horse and Saddle", "Sing, Cowboy, Sing", "Twilight Reverie" - uncredited) / (writer: "I'm A Natural Born Cowboy", "Sing, Cowboy, Sing", "Twilight Reverie" - uncredited)
 1937 Hittin' the Trail ("Hittin' the Trail", uncredited) / (performer: "Hittin' the Trail", "Blood on the Saddle", "Headin' For Town", "The Vagabond Song" (aka "The Renegade Song"), "I'm a Natural Born Cowboy" - uncredited)
 1937 Trouble in Texas (performer: "Down the Colorado Trail", "The Rodeo Song", "A Cowboy's Lament") / (writer: "The Rodeo Song")
 1937 Arizona Days (performer: "High, Wide and Handsome", "Tombstone, Arizona", "Arizona Days") / (writer: "High, Wide and Handsome", "Tombstone, Arizona", "Arizona Days")
 1936 Headin' for the Rio Grande (performer: "Headin' For the Rio Grande", "The Night Herding Song", "A Campfire Love Song", "Jailhouse Lament") / (writer: "Headin' For the Rio Grande", "The Night Herding Song", "A Campfire Love Song", "Jailhouse Lament")
 1936 Song of the Gringo (lyrics: "My Sweet Chiquita" (1936), "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited) / (music: "My Sweet Chiquita" (1936), "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited) / (performer: "Out on the Lone Prairie" (1936), "My Sweet Chiquita" (1936), "Sam Hall", "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited)
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