|Born||in Erick, Oklahoma, USA|
|Died||in Nashville, Tennessee, USA (leukemia)|
|Birth Name||Shelby F. Wooley|
|Height||6' 2" (1.88 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
American character actor in many Westerns, Sheb Wooley was also a figure in country-western music. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he spent his youth as a cowhand. His musical ability led to radio and subsequently film work. He played minor supporting roles for a dozen years starting in 1950, including one of the Frank Miller gang in High Noon (1952). In 1958 he had a giant hit record with his own song "The Purple People Eater" (years later there was a movie made based on the song, Purple People Eater (1988)) and he followed it with a string of similar humorous country ditties, often recorded under the name Ben Colder. For a number of years he had a regular role as scout Pete Nolan on the hit TV series Rawhide (1959). He worked infrequently as an actor after that, concentrating on the music business.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
|Linda S. Dotson||(31 January 1985 - 16 September 2003) (his death) (2 children)|