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Sheb Wooley: A Man Of Many Talents

Sheb Wooley was the genuine article: cowhand, rodeo rider, country and western singer, hollywood actor, writer, and comedian.

Wooley was born in Erick, Oklahoma, and was reared on a farm. He learned how to ride horses at a young age, and was a working cowboy and rodeo rider. He also played in a country-western band. During World War II, Wooley was turned down for service because of his rodeo injuries. He worked in the oil industry and as a welder. In 1946, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas and became a country and western musician.

Wooley appeared in dozens of western films from the 1950s through 1970s, most notably High Noon. In 1954, he played outlaw Jim Younger in the syndicated western series Stories of the Century.

Wooley appeared too in the films The Outlaw Josey Wales and Giant. He co-starred as Pete Nolan in the CBS western Rawhide (1959-1966) with Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood, and Paul Brinegar.

In the late 1950s, he embarked on a recording career, and recorded the song that made him famous. Wooley followed up "People Eater" with a series of lesser-known novelty hits. Wooley also wrote the theme song for the long-running television show Hee Haw.

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