Wild Bill Hannachek
The Range Rider
Mark Sanders / Saber Jack Tyrell / Baxter Vale / ...
"Harper Valley PTA, Later the Same Day"
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Ben Colder | Shelby Wooley
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on how he got the idea for his "Purple People Eater" hit song] The Space Age was upon us. Everyone was thinking about rockets and wondering if maybe we would find people up there. A songwriter friend of mine told me his son had come home from school with a joke about a people eater from space. I wrote the song in a matter of minutes--just dashed it off as a sort of afterthought.
It is believed that he may be the person who recorded the famous Wilhelm Scream for the movie Distant Drums
(1951) (in which he played a soldier). He was one of the few actors assembled for the recording of additional vocal elements for the film. It is very likely he was asked on the spot to perform other things for the film, including the screams of a "man getting bitten by an alligator" (as the...
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