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James Newill (1911–1975)


Newill, one of Hollywood's largely unsung singing cowboys, began his career as a tenor with the Los Angeles Light Opera company in the early 30's. By the middle of the decade, he fronted the microphone as a vocalist with various society orchestras, including those of Gus Arnheim, Phil Harris and Eddy Duchin. He was briefly on air with the Burns & ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sky Bandits Sgt. Renfrew
(1940)
Border Buckaroos Jim Steel
(1943)
The Pinto Bandit Texas Ranger Jim Steele
(1944)
Yukon Flight Sergeant Renfrew
(1940)

Filmography

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 1944 Gunsmoke Mesa
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1944 Brand of the Devil
Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1944 Spook Town
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1944 The Pinto Bandit
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1944 Guns of the Law
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1944 Outlaw Roundup
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1943 Boss of Rawhide
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1943 Return of the Rangers
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1943 Trail of Terror
Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1943 Fighting Valley
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1943 Border Buckaroos
Jim Steel (as Jim Newill)
 1943 Bombardier
Capt. Rand
 1943 West of Texas
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1943 Bad Men of Thunder Gap
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1942 The Rangers Take Over
Texas Ranger Jim Steele (as Jim Newill)
 1942 The Falcon's Brother
Paul Harrington
 1940 Sky Bandits
Sgt. Renfrew
 1940 Murder on the Yukon
Sgt. Renfrew
 1940 Danger Ahead
Sergeant Renfrew
 1940 Yukon Flight
Sergeant Renfrew
 1939 Crashing Thru
Sergeant Renfrew
 1939 Fighting Mad
Sergeant Renfrew
 1938 On the Great White Trail
Sergeant Renfrew
 1937 Something to Sing About
Jimmy - Band Member
 1937 Renfrew of the Royal Mounted
Sergeant Renfrew
 1937 Sing While You're Able
Radio Singer
 1935 The Affair of Susan
Singer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The Lord Is My Shepherd" (Decca), 1953

Alternate Names:

Jim Newill
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Trivia:

Sang with the Los Angeles Light Opera Company. See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy

Star Sign:

Leo

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