Sheb Wooley

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Sheb Wooley
Wooley in 1971
Wooley in 1971
Background information
Birth nameShelby Fredrick Wooley
Also known asBen Colder
Born(1921-04-10)April 10, 1921
Erick, Oklahoma, U.S.
DiedSeptember 16, 2003(2003-09-16) (aged 82)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry, pop music
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active1946–1999

Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley (April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003) was an American actor and country pop singer. He was best known for his 1958 novelty song "The Purple People Eater".[1] He played Frank Miller, in the movie High Noon, Travis Cobb in The Outlaw Josey Wales and Pete Nolan in the television series Rawhide.

He is best known as the voice actor of the Wilhelm scream sound effect.

References[change | change source]

  1. Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 109. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.