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Sheb Wooley

Personal information
Birth nameShelby F. Wooley
Also known asBen Colder, Guy Drake
OriginErick, Oklahoma
GenresCountry, pop
OccupationActor, singer-songwriter
Years active1955 1971
LabelsMGM
SpouseLinda Wooley (?-2003) (his death

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Shelby F. "Sheb" Wooley (April 10, 1921 September 16, 2003) was a character actor and singer, best known for his 1958 novelty song "Purple People Eater". He played Ben Miller, brother of Frank Miller in the film High Noon, and also had a co-starring role as scout Pete Nolan in the television program Rawhide.


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