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Tex Ritter
Tex Ritter

Tex Ritter (January 12, 1905January 2, 1974) was an American country singer and actor. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ... LeAnn Rimes singing in concert A singer is a type of musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


He was born Maurice Woodward Ritter in Murvaul, Texas, the son of James Everett Ritter and Martha Elizabeth Matthews. Murvaul is a rural community located in south central Panola County, Texas, on Farm Road 10 and Murvaul Creek eight miles south of Carthage. ... Official language(s) None. ...


He grew up on his family's farm in Panola County and attended grade school in Carthage. He then attended South Park High School in Beaumont, although in a 1970s appearance on the television show, Hee Haw, in a salute to his hometown, he graced Nederland, TX with that honor. After graduating with honors, he entered the University of Texas at Austin; he studied pre-law, majored in government, political science and economics. Panola County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Carthage is a city located in Panola County, Texas. ... Flag of Beaumont, Texas Beaumont is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas and is within the Beaumont—Port Arthur metropolitan area. ... Hee Haw was a long-running television variety show hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark and featuring country music and humor with rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. ... Nederland is a city located in Jefferson County, Texas. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... Law (from the late Old English lagu of probable North Germanic origin) in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, intended to provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide...


Ritter, one of the early pioneers of country music, soon became interested in show business. In 1928, he sang on KPRC Radio in Houston, a thirty minute show featuring cowboy songs. In that same year, he moved to New York City and quickly landed a job in the men's chorus of the Broadway show The New Moon (1928). 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Downtown Houston Nickname: Space City Official website: www. ... Poster from the Western Music, directly related to the old English, Scottish, and Irish folk ballads, was originally composed by and about the people settling and working in the American West and western Canada. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The New Moon is an operetta with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Frank Mandel and Laurence Schwab. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He appeared as "The Cowboy" in the Broadway production Green Grow the Lilacs (1930), which was the basis for the later musical Oklahoma!. He also played the part of Sagebrush Charlie in The Round Up (1932) and Mother Lode (1934). Green Grow the Lilacs is a folk song of Irish origin that was popular in the United States during the mid 1800s. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Oklahoma! (1943) was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, working together (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Mother Lode is a term associated with the mining of gold. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Ritter also worked on various radio programs. In 1932, he starred on the WOR Radio show The Lone Star Rangers, which was New York's first broadcast western. He sang songs and told tales of the Old West. Ritter wrote and starred in Cowboy Tom's Roundup on WINS Radio in New York in 1933. This daily children's cowboy radio program aired over three stations on the East Coast for three years. These shows marked the beginning of Ritter's popularity in radio, which paved the way for his upcoming singing career. He also performed on the radio show WHN Barndance. And he sang on NBC Radio. 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A career is traditionally seen as a course of successive situations that make up a persons worklife. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ...


He appeared in several radio dramas, including CBS's Bobby Benson's Adventures and Death Valley Days. CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Death Valley Days was a long-running American radio and television anthology about true stories of the old American West, particularly the Death Valley area. ...


Ritter began recording for American Record Company (Columbia Records) in 1933. His first released recording was "Goodbye Ole Paint." He also recorded "Rye Whiskey" at that label. In 1935, he signed with Decca Records, where he recorded his first original recordings, "Sam Hall" and "Get Along Little Dogie." Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... See also: 1934 in music, other events of 1935, 1936 in music and the list of years in music. // Events April 8 - Béla Bartóks String Quartet No. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ...


In 1936, he moved to Los Angeles, California. His motion picture debut was in Song Of The Gringo (1936) for Grand National Pictures. He starred in twelve movies for Grand National, "B" grade Westerns, which included Headin' For The Rio Grande (1936), and Trouble In Texas (1937) co-starring Rita Hayworth (then known as Rita Cansino). 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ... See also: 1935 in film 1936 1937 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January 6 - first Porky Pig animated cartoon September 28 - The Marx Brothers Harpo Marx marries actress Susan Fleming Top grossing films in North America Red River Valley Academy Awards Best Picture: The Great... See also: 1936 in film 1937 category:1937 films 1938 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events April 16 - Way Out West premieres in the US. May 7 - Shall We Dance premieres in the US. Top grossing films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Conquest Damaged Lives... Rita Hayworth Gilda DVD cover Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987), was an American actress of Spanish and English descent who reached fame during the 1940s as the eras leading sex symbol. ...


After starring in Utah Trail (1938), Ritter left the financially troubled Grand National. Between 1938 and 1945, he starred in around forty "singing cowboy" movies, mostly to critical scorn. See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... A statue of the singing cowboy, Gene Autry, outside the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, California A singing cowboy was a subtype of the archetypal cowboy hero of early Western films, popularized by many of the B-movies of the 1930s and the 1940s. ...


Ritter made four movies with actress Dorothy Fay at Monogram Pictures: Song of the Buckaroo (1938), Sundown on the Prairie (1939), Rollin' Westward (1939) and Rainbow Over the Range (1940). This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Dorothy Fay Dorothy Fay (April 4, 1915 – November 5, 2003) was an American actress. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... See also: 1937 in film 1937 1939 in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of Dorothy in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. ... See also: 1938 in film 1939 1940 in film 1930s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as the greatest year in film history. ... See also: 1938 in film 1939 1940 in film 1930s in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Movie historians and film buffs often look back on the year 1939 as the greatest year in film history. ... See also: 1939 in film 1940 1941 in film 1940s in film 1930s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Walt Disneys animated film Pinocchio is released. ...


He recorded a total of twenty-nine songs for Decca, the last being in 1939 in Los Angeles as part of Tex Ritter and His Texans. 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Ritter was married to actress Dorothy Fay (June 14, 1941-his death January 2, 1974). They had two sons, Thomas Ritter and John Ritter. He is also the grandfather of Jason Ritter. Dorothy Fay Dorothy Fay (April 4, 1915 – November 5, 2003) was an American actress. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... John Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor, best known for playing Jack Tripper in the sitcom Threes Company. ... Jason Ritter (born February 17, 1980 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor, son of the late actor John Ritter and grandson of actors Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay. ...


Tex helped start United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc, after his son, Thomas, was found to have cerebral palsy. Tex, Thomas, and John spent a great deal of time raising money and public awareness to help others with cerebral palsy.


In 1942, Ritter signed with the newly formed Capitol Records as their first Western singer and their first artist signed. His first recording session was on June 11. His music recording career began what was his most successful period. This article is about the year. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // History The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ...


He achieved significant success with "Jingle, Jangle, Jingle," and in 1944, he scored another hit with "I'm Wastin' My Tears On You," which hit #1 on the country charts and #11 on the Pop charts. "There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder" was a country charts #2 and Pop charts #21. In 1945, he had the #1, #2 and #3 songs on Billboard's "Most Played Jukebox Folk Records" poll, a first in the industry. Between 1945 and 1946, he registered seven consecutive Top 5 hits, including "You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often," a country #1, which spent eleven weeks on the charts. In 1948, "Rye Whiskey" and his cover of "Deck Of Cards" both made the Top 10 and "Pecos Bill" reached #15. In 1950, "Daddy's Last Letter (Private First Class John H. McCormick)" also became a hit. 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1952, Ritter recorded the movie title-track song "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin')", which became a hit. He sang "High Noon" at the first-ever televised Academy Awards ceremony in 1953. It received an Oscar for Best Song that year. // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... The Ballad of High Noon is a popular song. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Academy Award for Best Song // 1930s 1934 - The Continental from The Gay Divorcee 1935 Lullaby of Broadway from Gold Diggers of 1935 1936 The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time 1937 Sweet Leilani from Waikiki Wedding 1938 - Thanks for the Memory from The Big Broadcast of 1938 1939 Over...


Ritter did his first tour of Europe in 1952. And in 1953, he began performing on Town Hall Party on radio and television in Los Angeles. He formed Vidor Publications, Inc., a music publishing firm, with Johnny Bond, in 1955. "Remember the Alamo" was the first song in the catalog. World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1955 (MCMLV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1957, he released his first LP album Songs From the Western Screen. He starred in his own TV music series, Ranch Party, in 1959, which was televised for four years. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Even after the peak of his performing career, Ritter would be recognized for his contributions to country and western music and for his artistic versatility. He became one of the founding members of the Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1964, he became the fifth person and first singing cowboy to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He moved to Nashville in 1965 and began working for WSM Radio and the Grand Ole Opry. He also received a lifetime membership to the Opry. His family remained in California temporarily so that son John could finish high school there. For a time, Dorothy was an official greeter at the Opry. During this period, Ritter co-hosted a late night radio program with famed country disc jockey Ralph Emery. The official history of the Country Music Association (below) is far from accurate. ... Nickname: Music City Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... WSM is the callsign of a 50,000 watt AM radio station located in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Ralph Emery (born Walter Ralph Emery on March 10, 1933) is a famous country music disk jockey and television host. ...


In 1970, Ritter surprised many people by entering the Republican primary for United States Senate. Despite high name recognition, he lost overwhelmingly to Chattanooga Congressman Bill Brock, who then went on to win the general election. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, Chatt-Town, Chattavegas Motto: Official website: http://www. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... Bill Brock William Emerson Bill Brock III (born November 23, 1930) was a Republican United States U.S. senator from Tennessee from 1971 to 1977. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ...


Ritter had his last recording session for Capitol Records in 1973. His last song, "The Americans," became a posthumous hit shortly after his death. In 1974, he had a heart attack and died in Nashville. He is interred in Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Texas. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1973 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Port Neches is a city located in Jefferson County, Texas. ...


For his contribution to the recording industry, Tex Ritter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6631 Hollywood Blvd. In 1980, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. An example of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, for the film actress Carole Lombard. ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ... Bronze Wrangler The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is a museum and art gallery, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, housing one of the largest collections of: Western, American cowboy, American rodeo, and American Indian; art, artifacts, and archival materials, in the world. ... Nickname: Capital of the New Century Official website: http://www. ...


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Tex Ritter can also be heard as the voice of Big Al. Big Al is the fattest bear at the Country Bear Jamboree attraction located in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. His character sings Blood on the Saddle and continues through the finale as the rest of the cast attempts to drown him out. The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame is located in Carthage, Texas. ... The Country Bear Jamboree is a former attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California and a current attraction in the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and at the Tokyo Disneyland theme park at Tokyo Disney Resort in Chiba, Japan. ...


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Tex Ritter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1233 words)
Tex Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was an American country singer and actor.
Ritter was married to actress Dorothy Fay (June 14, 1941-his death January 2, 1974).
For his contribution to the recording industry, Tex Ritter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6631 Hollywood Blvd. In 1980, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
John Ritter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (723 words)
Ritter went on to star in several stage performances before he was made a star by appearing in the hit sitcom Three's Company in 1977, playing a single ladies' man and culinary student, Jack Tripper, who lived with two female roommates.
Coincidentally, Ritter was born in the same hospital in Burbank, California.
Ritter was interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.
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