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Tex Williams (I) (1917–1985)


Tex Williams, along with Spade Cooley and Bob Wills, was among the most popular bandleaders in the musical genre known as "western swing" in the 1940s and 1950s (although he used the nickname "Tex", he was actually from Illinois). His popularity led to Universal Pictures bringing him to Hollywood to make a series of musical western shorts in the ... See full bio »

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(2005)
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(2011)
(1945)
The Pecos Pistol Tex Williams
(1949)

Filmography

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 1958 Born Reckless
Tex
 1950 Ready to Ride (Short)
Tex
 1950 Western Courage (Short)
Tex Williams
 1950 Cactus Caravan (Short)
Tex
 1950 Rustlers' Ransom (Short)
Tex
 1950 Gold Strike (Short)
Tex Williams
 1950 The Fargo Phantom (Short)
Tex Williams
 1949 South of Santa Fe (Short)
Tex Williams
 1949 Coyote Canyon (Short)
Tex Williams (as 'Tex' Williams)
 1949 The Pecos Pistol (Short)
Tex Williams
 1949 The Girl from Gunsight (Short)
Tex
 1949 Nevada Trail (Short)
Tex Williams
 1949 Silver Butte (Short)
'Tex' Williams
 1949 Prairie Pirates (Short)
Tex
 1949 West of Laramie (Short)
Sheriff Tex Williams
 1949 Cheyenne Cowboy (Short)
Buck McCloud aka Cheyenne Jones
 1949 Six-Gun Music (Short)
Tex Williams
 1948 Tex Williams & Orchestra in Western Whoopee (Short)
Orchestra Leader
 1946 The Desert Horseman
Henchman (uncredited)
 1945 Texas Panhandle
Singer / Musician (uncredited)
 1945 The Trouble with Me (Short)
Vocalist
 1945 Prairie Rustlers
Singer (uncredited)
 1945 My Chickashay Gal (Short)
Bassist (uncredited)
 1945 Outlaws of the Rockies
Musician (uncredited)
 1945 Rockin' in the Rockies
Tex - Member Spade Cooley Band (uncredited)
 1944 Take Me Back to Tulsa (Short)
Vocalist
 1944 Frontier Outlaws
Band Member Singing 'Don't Waste No Worry Over Me' (uncredited)
 1943 Devil Riders
Bass Player (uncredited)
 1943 Fighting Valley
Accordionist (uncredited)
 1943 Chatterbox
Western Band Singer (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Had a hit song in the country/western market in 1947: "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette"

Alternate Names:

Tex Williams and His Western Caravan Band | 'Tex' Williams
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Trivia:

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6412 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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