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Rudy Sooter (1905–1991)


Rudy Sooter was born on June 17, 1904 in Canada as Roby Cecil Sooter. His parents were John Franklin Sooter and Hattie Blanch Tussing Sooter. Rudy first became known for his country and western music, both as a writer and performer. Bob Nolan and Roy Rogers were in his band before they formed the Sons of the Pioneers. Rudy Sooter worked in radio ... See full bio »

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in Canada

Died:

(age 85) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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Known For

Trouble in Texas
Trouble in Texas Lem Waters - Bandleader
(1937)
Arizona Stage Coach
Arizona Stage Coach Soundtrack
(1942)
Prairie Law
Prairie Law Guitar Player
(1940)
In Old Cheyenne
In Old Cheyenne Soundtrack
(1941)

Filmography

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 1960-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Rudy / ...
- Mr. Sam'l (1968) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Dead Man's Law (1968) ... Bartender (uncredited)
- Baker's Dozen (1967) ... Rudy (uncredited)
- Death Train (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Hard Luck Henry (1967) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1968 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
Musician
- Knife in the Darkness (1968) ... Musician (uncredited)
 1960-1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly / Boxing Spectator
- The Sure Thing (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Calamity Over the Comstock (1963) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- A Woman Lost (1963) ... Boxing Spectator (uncredited)
- The Hayburner (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Sam Hill (1961) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Price of Victory (1967) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1965-1966 The Loner (TV Series)
Townsman / Barfly
- Pick Me Another Time to Die (1966) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Lonely Calico Queen (1965) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1965 Apache Uprising
Townsman (uncredited)
 1965 The Hallelujah Trail
Miner (uncredited)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
Trial Spectator
- Very Few Heroes (1965) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1964-1965 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Townsman / Juror / Barfly
- No Gun Behind His Badge (1965) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Tribute to the Dog (1964) ... Juror (uncredited)
- The Left Hand Is Damned (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Settler / Trial Spectator / Barfly / ...
- A Man of the People (1964) ... Settler (uncredited)
- A Gallows for Sam Horn (1964) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
- Big Image... Little Man (1964) ... Barfly (uncredited)
- A Time Remembered (1963) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- No Tears for Savannah (1963) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Townsman / Courtroom Spectator
- Incident at Deadhorse: Part II (1964) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- Incident at Deadhorse: Part I (1964) ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
 1964 Law of the Lawless
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1960-1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Wagon Train Member / Show Spectator
- The Sandra Cummings Story (1963) ... Show Spectator (uncredited)
- Trial for Murder: Part 2 (1960) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
- Trial for Murder: Part 1 (1960) ... Wagon Train Member (uncredited)
 1960-1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Townsman
- The Witness (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Youngest (1962) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Return of Owny O'Reilly (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Statehood Audience Member (uncredited)
 1962 Sergeants 3
Barfly (uncredited)
 1962 Outlaws (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Dark Sunrise of Griff Kincaid (1962) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Townsman
- Long Weekend (1961) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Trial Spectator
- A Noose for Nora (1960) ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Prisoner
- The Case of the Wandering Widow (1960) ... Prisoner (uncredited)
 1960 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Townsman
- Bat Trap (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
- The Disappearance of Bat Masterson (1960) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1960 Seven Ways from Sundown
Townsman of Beeker's Crossing (uncredited)
 1960 One Foot in Hell
Cantina Barfly (uncredited)
 1960 Inherit the Wind
Courtroom Reporter (uncredited)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Barfly
- The Vigilantes of Montana (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Barfly
- Angela (1960) ... Barfly (uncredited)
 1959 The Jayhawkers!
Jayhawker (uncredited)
 1959 Cast a Long Shadow
Townsman at Barbeque (uncredited)
 1959 Tumbleweed: Baron of Purgatory (TV Series)
Townsman
- Baron of Purgatory (1959) ... Townsman (uncredited)
 1957 The Oklahoman
Townsman at Barn Dance (uncredited)
 1951 Silver Canyon
Enlistee (uncredited)
 1950 Short Grass
Banjo Player (uncredited)
 1949 Stampede
Settler (uncredited)
 1949 Home in San Antone
Musician (uncredited)
 1948 Western Heritage
Barfly (uncredited)
 1948 Check Your Guns
Barfly (uncredited)
 1947 Thunder Mountain
Townsman (uncredited)
 1946 Wabash Cannon Ball (Short)
Band Member (uncredited)
 1946 Missouri (Short)
Guitar Player
 1946 Bad Bascomb
Gang Member (uncredited)
 1946 Down the Trail to San Antone (Short)
Guitar Player
 1946 Gunning for Vengeance
Trailsmen Bass Player (uncredited)
 1945 Song of the Prairie
Musician (uncredited)
 1944 Song of the Range
Deputy (uncredited)
 1944 The Falcon Out West
Cowboy Singer (uncredited)
 1943 King of the Cowboys
Camp Guitarist (uncredited)
 1943 Sagebrush Law
Camp Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1943 Fighting Frontier
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1942 Sunset Serenade
Bagley Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1942 Texas Trouble Shooters
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 Billy the Kid Trapped
Barfly (uncredited)
 1942 Thunder River Feud
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1941 Law of the Timber
Lumberjack (uncredited)
 1941 Underground Rustlers
Guitar Player Toby (uncredited)
 1941 Texas
Musician (uncredited)
 1941 Saddle Mountain Roundup
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1941 Fugitive Valley
Whip Rider (uncredited)
 1941 The Pioneers
Guitar / Bass player (uncredited)
 1941 Tumbledown Ranch in Arizona
Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 The Fargo Kid
Bassist (uncredited)
 1940 The Golden Trail
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1940 Winners of the West
Workman (uncredited)
 1940 Prairie Law
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1940 Bullet Code
Guitarist (uncredited)
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin
Singer / Guitar Player
 1940 Rhythm of the Rio Grande
Musician (uncredited)
 1939 Destry Rides Again
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1939 The Marshal of Mesa City
Bassist (uncredited)
 1939 In Old Monterey
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1939 Frontier Pony Express
Bassist (uncredited)
 1939 Rollin' Westward
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1939 Sundown on the Prairie
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1939 Honor of the West
Guitar Player at Rodeo (uncredited)
 1938 Song of the Buckaroo
Musician (uncredited)
 1938 Rhythm of the Saddle
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1938 Prairie Moon
Guitarist (uncredited)
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns
Bass and Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1938 Man from Music Mountain
Keith (uncredited)
 1938 Utah Trail
Saloon Singer
 1938 Panamint's Bad Man
Musician (uncredited)
 1938 Under Western Stars
Townsman (uncredited)
 1938 Topa Topa
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1938 Rolling Caravans
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1938 The Old Barn Dance
Man at Dance (uncredited)
 1937 Sudden Bill Dorn
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1937 Springtime in the Rockies
Gene's Bassist (uncredited)
 1937 Hollywood Round-Up
Presentation Musician (uncredited)
 1937 Law for Tombstone
Ranger / Musician (uncredited)
 1937 Moonlight on the Range
Musician
 1937 Trailin' Trouble
Guitarist (uncredited)
 1937 Heroes of the Alamo
Musician (uncredited)
 1937 Rustlers' Valley
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1937 Riders of the Rockies
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1937 Reckless Ranger
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1937 Sing, Cowboy, Sing
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1937 Two Gun Law
Musician (uncredited)
 1937 Hittin' the Trail
Guitar Player - Texas Tornadoes Band (uncredited)
 1937 Trouble in Texas
Lem Waters - Bandleader (uncredited)
 1937 Hit the Saddle
Bass Fiddle Player (uncredited)
 1937 Feud of the Trail
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1937 Round-Up Time in Texas
Guitarist (uncredited)
 1937 Santa Fe Rides
Cowhand / Musician (as The Singing Cowboys)
 1937 Ranger Courage
Wagon Train Singer (uncredited)
 1937 The Roaming Cowboy
Musician Cowhand (uncredited)
 1937 Cheyenne Rides Again
Barfly (uncredited)
 1936 Empty Saddles
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1936 Headin' for the Rio Grande
Cowboy (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Show
Musician with Beverly Hill Billies Band (uncredited)
 1936 The Three Mesquiteers
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1936 The Unknown Ranger
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1936 The Riding Avenger
Henchman Musician (uncredited)
 1936 The Fugitive Sheriff
Bassist (uncredited)
 1936 Major Bowes' Amateur Parade No. 1 (Short)
Musician
 1936 Heroes of the Range
Henchman Musician (uncredited)
 1935 Frontier Justice
Jailed Musician (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

The Singing Cowboys
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Trivia:

The success of the Sons of the Pioneers spawned a thousand and one cowboy groups, many of which included Rudy Sooter among the sidemen, such as the Radio Buckaroos. On his own, Sooter tried out a variety of approaches, including string bands and Western swing efforts. The Cattle label has released several anthologies of Sooter's recordings from the '40s. See more »

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