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Subject: Singer- actor Sheb Wooley was born 100 years ago today

Recorded "The Purple People Eater"
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Date Posted: Saturday, April 10, 11:47:10am
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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"[1] 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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