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Jimmy Wakely (1914–1982)

He was one of filmdom's last dying breed of crooning cowpokes following WWII. Jimmy Wakely had many talents (singing, songwriting, guitar-playing) and performed in many venues (radio, film, TV, rodeos, clubs) over his career. He began life in Mineola, Arkansas in 1914, but was raised in Depression-era Oklahoma. He started off simply as a farmer ... See full bio »

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Song of the Drifter Jimmy Wakely
Mars Attacks! Soundtrack
Ridin' Down the Trail Jimmy Wakely


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 1959 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
The Marshal
- The Safe Crackers (1959) ... The Marshal
 1958 Money, Women and Guns
Title Song Singer
 1954 Arrow in the Dust
Private Carqueville
 1953 The Marshal's Daughter
Jimmy Wakely - Poker-Game Player
 1949 Lawless Code
Jimmy Wakely
 1949 Roaring Westward
Jimmy Wakely
 1949 Brand of Fear
Jimmy Wakely
 1949 Across the Rio Grande
Jimmy Wakely
 1949 Gun Law Justice
Jimmy Wakely
 1949 Gun Runner
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 Courtin' Trouble
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 Outlaw Brand
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 Silver Trails
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 Cowboy Cavalier
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 Range Renegades
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 Partners of the Sunset
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 The Rangers Ride
Jimmy Wakely
 1948 Oklahoma Blues
Jimmy Wakely - Posing as The Melody Kid
 1948 Song of the Drifter
Jimmy Wakely
 1947 Ridin' Down the Trail
Jimmy Wakely
 1947 Song of the Wasteland
Jimmy Wakely
 1947 Six-Gun Serenade
Jimmy Wakely
 1947 Rainbow Over the Rockies
Jimmy Wakely
 1946 Song of the Sierras
Jimmy Wakely
 1946 Trail to Mexico
Jimmy Wakely, aka Jimmy Jones
 1946 West of the Alamo
Texas Ranger Jimmy Wakely
 1946 Moon Over Montana
Jimmy Wakely
 1945 Lonesome Trail
Jimmy Wakely
 1945 Riders of the Dawn
Jimmy Wakely
 1945 Saddle Serenade
Jimmy Wakely
 1945 Springtime in Texas
Jimmy Wakely
 1945 Rough Ridin' Justice
Jimmy Wakely
 1945 Sagebrush Heroes
Musician Cowhand Jimmy
 1944 Git Along Little Pony (Short)
Jimmy Wakely - Member, Jimmy Wakely Trio (uncredited)
 1944 Saddle Leather Law
Singer - Cowhand Jimmy
 1944 Montana Plains (Short)
Jimmy Wakely
 1944 Song of the Range
Jimmy Wakely
 1944 Cyclone Prairie Rangers
Jimmy Wakely
 1944 I'm from Arkansas
Jimmy Wakely
 1944 Cowboy from Lonesome River
Jimmy Wakely
 1944 Swing in the Saddle
Jimmy Wakely - Bandleader (uncredited)
 1944 Sundown Valley
Jimmy Holman, Steve's Foreman
 1944 Cowboy Canteen
Jimmy Wakely (uncredited)
 1943 Cowboy in the Clouds
Glen Avery
 1943 The Lone Star Trail
Jimmy - Singer Jimmy Wakely Trio (uncredited)
 1943 Robin Hood of the Range
Jimmy, Jimmy Wakely Trio
 1943 Raiders of San Joaquin
Jimmy Wakely - Member, Jimmy Wakely Trio (uncredited)
 1943 Cheyenne Roundup
Guitar Player Jimmy (as Jimmy Wakely Trio)
 1943 Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground
Jimmy - Guitar Player (as The Jimmy Wakely Trio)
 1942 The Old Chisholm Trail
Jimmy Wakely (uncredited)
 1942 Strictly in the Groove
Jimmy Wakely (uncredited)
 1942 Little Joe, the Wrangler
Jimmy Wakely (as Jimmy Wakely Trio)
 1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas
Guitar Player - Jimmy Wakely Trio (uncredited)
 1942 Come on Danger
2nd Banjo Player (uncredited)
 1942 Heart of the Rio Grande
Guitar Player - Jimmy Wakely Trio (uncredited)
 1941 Twilight on the Trail
Guitar Playing Cowhand (uncredited)
 1941 Stick to Your Guns
Pete - Guitar Player (as Jimmy Wakely Trio)
 1941 Red Skins and Red Heads (Short)
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1941 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Jimmy Wakely - Singing Cowhand (uncredited)
 1940 Pony Post
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1940 Texas Terrors
Guitarist (uncredited)
 1940 Give Us Wings
Fish Fry Musical Trio Member (uncredited)
 1940 The Tulsa Kid
Guitar Player (uncredited)
 1939 Saga of Death Valley
Guitar Player (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (65 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Alternate Names:

The Jimmy Wakely Trio | Jimmy Wakely Trio | James Wakely


Dora Inez Miser  (his death)  (4 children)

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He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 1680 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. See more »

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