Tex's western pals.

by road-traveled | created - 07 Nov 2016 | updated - 27 May 2017 | Public

1. Tex Ritter

Soundtrack | High Noon

Tex Ritter was born on January 12, 1905 in Murvaul, Texas, USA as Woodward Maurice Ritter. He was married to Dorothy Fay. He died on January 2, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

2. Tex Palmer

Actor | Romance of the Rockies

Tex Palmer was born on July 31, 1904 in Xenia, Ohio, USA as Luther Palmer. He is known for his work on Romance of the Rockies (1937), The Adventures of Champion (1955) and The Phantom Stage (1939). He died on March 22, 1982 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

3. Tex Williams

Soundtrack | Thank You for Smoking

Tex Williams, along with Spade Cooley and Bob Wills, was among the most popular bandleaders in the musical genre known as "western swing" in the 1940s and 1950s (although he used the nickname "Tex", he was actually from Illinois). His popularity led to Universal Pictures bringing him to Hollywood ...

Texas Panhandle (1945).

Outlaws of the Rockies (1945), with Tex Atchison and Tex Harding.

4. Tex Phelps

Actor | Randy Rides Alone

Tex Phelps was born on December 2, 1902 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Wallace Turner Phelps. He is known for his work on Randy Rides Alone (1934) and Young Whirlwind (1928). He died on April 28, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Texas Terror (1935).

Billy the Kid's Round-Up (1941), with Tex Cooper and Tex Palmer.

5. Texas Guinan

Actress | Queen of the Night Clubs

It's hard to be very specific about any dates or events early in the life of Texas Guinan. She loved publicity and frequently improvised facts about herself when she felt they made better stories than the truth. She was born in Waco, Texas, but likely not on a ranch as she often claimed. She was ...

6. Tex Avery

Director | A Wild Hare

Tex Avery was a descendant of Judge Roy Bean and Daniel Boone, but all his grandma ever told him about it was "Don't ever mention you are kin to Roy Bean. He's a no good skunk!!" After graduating from North Dallas High School in 1927, Avery moved to Southern California in 1929 and got a job in the ...

7. Tex Beneke

Soundtrack | Babe: Pig in the City

The popular singer and saxophone player began with the Ben Young Orchestra (1935-1937), and joined the Miller band in 1938, becoming one of the bands's most popular personalities and soloists (though he was not seen or even referred to in The Glenn Miller Story). His personality and talents led him...

8. Tex Cooper

Actor | King of the Bullwhip

Tex Cooper was born as Judge Thomas Cooper in Denton, Texas, the son of Wilford Cooper and Lemon Pair. Tex had siblings Walter and George Cooper. His parents were farmers and hailed from Bradley County, Tennessee. Tex's trademark in the movies was his Buffalo Bill lookalike appearance. His ...

9. Tex Driscoll

Actor | In the Days of Buffalo Bill

Tex Driscoll was born on September 7, 1889 in Center, Indiana, USA as John W. Morris. He was an actor, known for In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922), The Squaw Man (1914) and The Country Boy (1915). He died on June 1, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

10. Tex Fletcher

Actor | Six-Gun Rhythm

Tex Fletcher was born Geremino Bisceglia in Harrison, New York, the fifth of eight children. His parents, Michael (a stonemason) and Josephine, were Italian immigrants. Tex left home at age 15, joined a circus and traveled across the US and Canada. He settled in South Dakota, where he learned to ...

11. Tex Hill

Actor | Return of the Lone Ranger

Tex Hill was born on February 20, 1944 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He is known for his work on Return of the Lone Ranger (1961), Code of the Rangers (1972) and American Playhouse (1981). He was married to Claudia J. Edwards, Janet Hubert and Dianna Monk. He died on February 28, 2014 in Wickenburg,...

12. Tex Parker

Actor | Men in the Raw

Tex Parker was born on October 19, 1902 in Stoneburg, Texas, USA as Hobart Lindsay Parker. He is known for his work on Men in the Raw (1923) and Cupid the Cowpuncher (1920). He was married to Helen Kersey and Zola. He died on September 23, 1952 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

14. Tex Atchison

Soundtrack | The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Tex Atchison was born on February 5, 1912 in Rosine, Texas, USA as Shelby David Atchison. He died on August 4, 1982 in Granite City, Illinois, USA.

15. Tex Barr

Actor | The Marshal of Windy Hollow

Tex Barr is an actor, known for The Marshal of Windy Hollow (1972).

16. Tex Clarke

Actor | Hunter

Tex Clarke is an actor, known for Hunter (1967), The Stranger (1964) and Consider Your Verdict (1961).

17. Tex Covey

Actor | The Phantom Pinto

Tex Covey is an actor, known for The Phantom Pinto (1928).

18. Tex Hall

Actor | Two Gun Justice

Tex Hall is an actor, known for Two Gun Justice (1938).

19. Tex Harding

Actor | Texas Panhandle

Tex Harding was a 'western' character film actor for a few years in the 1940s. He mostly played bit or uncredited roles. His sister was also a film actress. Her name was Dorothy Dix. Tex Harding ended his work career as a meat cutter in a supermarket in Spokane County, Washington State.

21. Tex Holden

High Noon

If you watch a western and there's an actor with a peg leg, odds are that it's Tex Holden who found a niche for himself in such roles.

However, he did not let disability stop him from obtaining regular work. Starting in the late 1940s, he managed to obtain work as barflies and townsman in B-Westerns...

22. Tex Jones

Actor | The Way of the West

Tex Jones is an actor, known for The Way of the West (1934).

23. Tex Keith

Actor | The Three Buckaroos

Tex Keith is an actor, known for The Three Buckaroos (1922) and The Firebrand (1922).

24. Tex Lambert

Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer

Tex Lambert was born on January 24, 1916 in Texas, USA as Merle Lambert. He is known for his work on Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956) and Have Gun - Will Travel (1957). He died on August 1, 1976 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

25. Tex Miller

Desert Mesa

Tex Miller is known for his work on Desert Mesa (1935) and Desert Man (1934).

26. Tex Mooney

Actor | Jungle Jim

Tex Mooney was born on March 9, 1917 in Del Rio, Texas, USA as Oran Thomas Mooney. He was an actor, known for Jungle Jim (1948). He died on May 19, 1956 in Riverside, California, USA.

27. Tex O'Neill

Actor | Riders of the Desert

Tex O'Neill is known for his work on Riders of the Desert (1932).

28. Tex O'Reilly

Actor | On the High Card

Tex O'Reilly was born in 1880 in Texas, USA as Edward O'Reilly. He was an actor and writer, known for On the High Card (1921), West of the Rio Grande (1921) and Honeymoon Ranch (1920). He died on December 8, 1946 in Sunmount, New York, USA.

31. Tex Sherman

Trouble in Texas

Tex Sherman is an actor, known for Trouble in Texas (1937).

32. Tex Starr

Actor | Cyclone Bob

Tex Starr is an actor, known for Cyclone Bob (1925) and Fangs of Fate (1925).

34. Tex Terry

Actor | Death Valley Days

Tex Terry was born on August 22, 1902 in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA as Edward Earl Terry. He is known for his work on Death Valley Days (1952), The Gallant Legion (1948) and Rough Riders of Cheyenne (1945). He was married to Isabel Draesemer and Dorothy Peters. He died on May 18, 1985 in Terre Haute.

36. Tex Wilson

Actor | Fighting Mustang

Tex Wilson is an actor, known for Fighting Mustang (1948).

37. Tex Young

Actor | The Escape

Tex Young is an actor, known for The Escape (1926), The Calgary Stampede (1925) and The Water Hole (1928).

39. Texas Jim Lewis

Actor | Law of the Canyon

Texas Jim Lewis was born on October 15, 1909 in Meigs, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for Law of the Canyon (1947), The Stranger from Ponca City (1947) and Pardon My Gun (1942). He died on January 23, 1990.

40. Texas Joe Foster

Actor | High School Confidential!

Texas Joe Foster is an actor, known for High School Confidential! (1958), Ripcord (1961) and Sky King (1951).

42. T. Texas Tyler

Soundtrack | Horsemen of the Sierras

T. Texas Tyler was born on June 20, 1916 in Mena, Arkansas, USA. He died on January 23, 1972 in Springfield, Missouri, USA.

43. Fuzzy Knight

Actor | Gunman's Code

American character actor primarily of Western "sidekick" roles. Born John Forest Knight in Fairmont, West Virginia, Knight joined a traveling minstrel show as a musician at age 15. He attended The University of West Virginia as a law student, supporting himself as the drummer in his own band. ...



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