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Tex Ritter

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Biography

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Woodward Maurice Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974), better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter family in acting (son John and grandsons Jason and Tyler). He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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  • Birth name: Woodward Maurice Ritter
  • Also known as: Tex Ritter
  • Born: January 12, 1905 Murvaul, Panola County Texas, USA
  • Died: January 2, 1974 (aged 68) Nashville, Tennessee
  • Genres: Country, Western
  • Occupation(s): singer, actor
  • Instruments: vocals, guitar
  • Years active: 1928–1974
  • Labels: Columbia Records, Decca Records, Capitol Records

Read more about Tex Ritter at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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