Sheb Wooley

Sheb Wooley
1921 - 2003
Sheb Wooley  American Actor

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Sheb Wooley was previously married to Linda S. Dotson (1985 - 2003).


American Actor Sheb Wooley was born Shelby F. Wooley on 10th April, 1921 in Erick, Oklahoma and passed away on 16th Sep 2003 Nashville, Tennessee aged 82. He is most remembered for The Purple People Eater. His zodiac sign is Aries.

Sheb Wooley is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American male singers.


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First Name Sheb
Last Name Wooley
Full Name at Birth Shelby F. Wooley
Alternative Name Ben Colder
Age 82 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th April, 1921
Birthplace Erick, Oklahoma
Died 16th September, 2003
Place of Death Nashville, Tennessee
Cause of Death Leukemia
Buried Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, singer-songwriter
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Purple People Eater
Music Genre (Text) Country, pop, pop music
Music Genre Country
Year(s) Active 1955–1971, 1946–1999
Music Style Comedy, Novelty, Traditional Country, Cowboy, Country Comedy, Comedy/Spoken
Music Mood Amiable/Good-Natured, Fun, Campy, Irreverent, Playful, Whimsical, Quirky, Silly
Instrument Vocals
Record Label MGM

Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley (April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003) was an American actor and singer. He recorded a series of novelty songs including the 1958 novelty song "The Purple People Eater" and under the name Ben Colder the #6 country hit "Almost Persuaded No. 2". He portrayed Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller, in the film High Noon; played Travis Cobb in The Outlaw Josey Wales; and also had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the television series Rawhide. Wooley is also credited as the voice actor who produced the Wilhelm scream sound effect.

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Sheb Wooley82 AriesActor
Linda S. Dotson-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
ChristieFemaleLinda S. Dotson
ShaunaFemaleLinda S. Dotson


High Noon2000Ben MillerTV Movie
Purple People Eater1988Harvey SkittersMovie
Uphill All the Way1986Anson SudroMovie
Silverado1985Cavalry SergeantMovie
The Dollmaker1984Mr. KendrickTV Movie
Murder, She Wrote1984Billy Ray ParkerTV Show
The Outlaw Josey Wales1976Travis CobbMovie
The Young Rebels1970TV Show
Mod Squad1968Wild Bill HannachekTV Show
The War Wagon1967SnyderMovie
Country Boy1966Sheb WooleyMovie
Rio Bravo1959Cowboy (scenes deleted)Movie
Rawhide1959Pete NolanTV Show
Terror in a Texas Town1958Baxter (uncredited)Movie
Trooper Hook1957Cooter BrownMovie
Maverick1957SheriffTV Show
Sugarfoot1957Pete MartinTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957LennyTV Show
Trackdown1957TownsmanTV Show
The Oklahoman1957Cowboy (uncredited)Movie
Ride a Violent Mile1957Jonathan LongMovie
Giant1956Gabe TargetMovie
Playhouse 901956TV Show
Zane Grey Theater1956BrockTV Show
The Black Whip1956Bill LassaterMovie
Cavalry Patrol1956Lank CleeTV Movie
Man Without a Star1955LatigoMovie
The Second Greatest Sex1955Silas - Jones City LeaderMovie
Trial1955Butteridge (uncredited)Movie
Cheyenne1955Chev JonesTV Show
My Friend Flicka1955Harry RunyonTV Show
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955Luke McGuire, Rex JonesTV Show
Johnny Guitar1954Posseman (uncredited)Movie
Rose Marie1954Corporal (uncredited)Movie
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers1954Undetermined Role (uncredited)Movie
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger1954LawsonTV Show
Stories of the Century1954Jim YoungerTV Show
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1954Gang Member, Monte, MorganTV Show
Arrow in the Dust1954Trooper (uncredited)Movie
The Boy from Oklahoma1954Pete MartinMovie
Texas Bad Man1953MackMovie
Bugles in the Afternoon1952Gen. George Armstrong Custer (uncredited)Movie
High Noon1952Ben MillerMovie
The Lusty Men1952Gambler with Buster (uncredited)Movie
Death Valley Days1952Fred Nelson, Jeb SladeTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952Tag BaileyTV Show
Cattle Town1952MillerMovie
Hellgate1952Neill PriceMovie
Sky Full of Moon1952Balladeer (voice)Movie
Toughest Man in Arizona1952Army Officer (uncredited)Movie
Apache Drums1951Townsman (uncredited)Movie
Distant Drums1951Pvt. Jessup (uncredited)Movie
Fort Worth1951Outrider (uncredited)Movie
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison1951Chick Fullis (uncredited)Movie
Little Big Horn1951QuinceMovie
The Adventures of Kit Carson1951Johnny, Rand 'Doc' Hale, Walt DentonTV Show
The Range Rider1951Baxter Vale, Mark Sanders, Saber Jack TyrellTV Show
Rocky Mountain1950Kay RawlinsMovie
The Cisco Kid1950Bill Bronson, Roy StokesTV Show
Fireside Theatre1949TV Show
The Lone Ranger1949Don Wyman, Hatton, TexTV Show
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