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  Tex Ritter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
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 John Ritter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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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Ritter was one of the first candw artists to record albums built around a central theme, as he recorded albums of cowboy songs, patriotic songs, hymns, and Mexican songs as well as albums of country music.
Ritter became involved with the formation of the Country Music Association (CMA) and was elected its president in 1963.
Ritter’s death on January 2, 1974 marked the passing of one of candw music’s finest and most respected talents.
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 Handbook of Texas Online: RITTER, WOODWARD MAURICE [TEX]
Woodward Maurice (Tex) Ritter, Western singer and movie star, son of James Everett and Elizabeth (Matthews) Ritter, was born on January 12, 1905, in Murvaul, Panola County.
Ritter's signature as a student at the University of Texas shows that he spelled his first name Woodard (not Woodward), and a delayed birth certificate filed in Panola County in 1942 also shows the spelling Woodard; however, all printed sources use the spelling Woodward.
Ritter, more interested in music, did not take a degree; for a time he was president of the Men's Glee Club at the university.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/RR/fri25.html   (555 words)

 CMT.com : Tex Ritter : Biography
Ritter was playing cowboy songs on the radio when he returned to New York in 1931 to act in the Broadway production Green Grow the Lilacs; during scene changes, he also performed on his guitar.
Ritter then switched to Monogram Studios, for whom he made some 20 Westerns, including 1940's Take Me Back to Oklahoma with co-star Bob Wills; work at Columbia and Universal followed, and by the time of his movie swan song, 1945's The Texas Rangers, he had appeared in a total of 85 films.
Ritter recorded the theme to the Fred Zinneman classic High Noon in 1953, and the resulting single proved extremely successful with pop audiences, helping win him the job as the MC of the television program Town Hall Party, which he hosted between 1953 and 1960.
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 Actor John Ritter dies at age 54   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ritter played a handsome but goofy bachelor who hinted he was gay so he could live with his two female roommates without raising eyebrows.
Ritter later starred in the TV series “Hooperman” and the early 1990s political comedy “Hearts Afire.” He received multiple Emmy nominations for his PBS role as the voice of “Clifford the Big Red Dog” on the animated series.
Ritter was married from 1977 to 1996 to Nancy Morgan, the mother of his three oldest children.
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 CNN.com - Actor John Ritter dead at 54 - Sep. 12, 2003
Ritter was rushed from the set of the ABC series "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, after suffering from aortic dissection, an unrecognized and undetected flaw in his heart, according to a statement from his publicist Lisa Kasteler.
Ritter was born on September 17, 1948, to Tex Ritter and actress Dorothy Fay.
Ritter is survived by his wife, Amy Yasbeck, and their daughter Stella, and three children -- Carly, Tyler and Jason -- from his first marriage to Nancy Morgan.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/12/ritter.obit   (769 words)

 Tex Ritter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
orn Woodard Maurice Ritter on January 12, 1905, "Tex" was the son of James Everett and Elizabeth (Matthews) Ritter of Murvaul, Texas, in Panola County.
Tex's youngest son, John Ritter, became a popular TV star in the '70s and '80s.
Tex lived with his sister while growing up in the Jefferson County town of Nederland.
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 Tex Ritter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though his birth year is often reported as 1907, Woodward Maurice Ritter was born on January 12, 1905 in Panola County, Texas, and was one of six children.
Ritter's first, SONG OF THE GRINGO (GN, 1936), was a reasonably solid oater and featured a better-than-usual cast of Joan Woodbury, Fuzzy Knight, Monte Blue, William Desmond and Warner Richmond.
At the bottom end was Tex's finale at Monogram and last with Finney, THE PIONEERS (Monogram, 1941), supposedly chock-full of stock footage due to California rain storms spoiling the shooting schedule.
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 TEX RITTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tex never had the acceptance of Gene Autry or the more highly publicized Roy Rogers, but starting in 1942 with Capitol (he'd earlier recorded for ARC and Decca), he made inroads on their record popularity with a series of hits that far outdistanced what Rogers ever accomplished on disc.
An Opry star from then until his death, Ritter was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1964 (five years before Autry), and was President of the CMA for two terms.
Hijacked to Cuba on a 1968 flight to Miami, Ritter ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate in 1970 from Tennessee, and died while posting bail for a bandsman with a bondsman in 1974.
www.nashvilleskyline.com /biographies/RITTER.HTM   (294 words)

 Ritter, Tex on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
RITTER, TEX [Ritter, Tex] (Woodward Maurice Ritter), 1905-74, American country singer, b.
Murvaul, Tex. He moved (1930) to New York, where he performed in musicals and on the radio.
The Tex Ritter Museum and Texas Country Music Hall of Fame reopened on August 16.
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In 1936, Tex followed Gene Autry to Hollywood, and over the next ten years he became one of the popular singing cowboys and one of the biggest selling and most important artists in American music.
In 1942, Tex Ritter became the first Western artist signed to the newly formed Capitol Records, and he became one of the label’s first major stars.
Tex was now one of the biggest stars of stage, screen, and records...truly one of the most familiar faces in American entertainment.
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 Tex Ritter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born Woodard Maurice Ritter on January 12, 1905, "Tex" was the son of James Everett and Elizabeth (Matthews) Ritter of Murvaul, Texas, in Panola County.
Ritter was well educated, pursuing a law degree at the University of Texas and later, at Northwestern University, but he dropped out to join an operetta touring company.
Ritter's style, in movies and on record, was sufficiently different from others in the late 30s, that he stood out.
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Tex Ritter, John father, an actor himself did not want his son to become an actor.
While Tex Ritter was entertaining troops in Germany John was performing at the air bases.
Ritter was rushed to the local hospital and rumor had that he had food poisoning.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/l/m/lmw231/ritter.txt   (740 words)

 Century of Country
Tex Ritter began his musical career in New York, but attained most of his fame as a Hollywood singing cowboy in the decade from 1936.
From the time of his Opry membership, Tex Ritter made the charts consistently although none of his songs could be termed major hits.
Ritter made a brief foray into politics in 1970 as a Republican hopeful for the U.S. Senate, but failed to gain the party’s nomination in a race against the experienced Congressman William Brock.
www.countryworks.com /artist_full.asp?KEY=RITTER   (1086 words)

 Ritter, Tex
Tex Ritter - Ritter, Tex (Woodward Maurice Ritter), 1905–74, American country singer, b.
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Wagon Wheels: 50 Legendary Songs of the West (Tex Ritter, Gene Autry, Sons of the Pioneers, Bo…
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 Panola County Chamber of Commerce - Carthage Texas
Ritter starred on Broadway and worked as a radio star on shows such as The Lone Ranger, Tex Ritter's Campfire, and Death Valley Days.
Ten years before his death in 1974, Tex Ritter was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. His son John Ritter is a movie and television star today.
Tex Ritter's numerous professional awards and his life's accomplishments are highlighted in an impressive collection of mementoes and treasures.
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 Wild Bill Elliott and Tex Ritter Team Up at Columbia
Tex Ritter had done two successful series for Ed Finney Productions at Grand National and Monogram; but when he came to Columbia, he had to take second billing to Elliott.
Ritter recorded some of the most popular country songs of his time and acheived lasting fame with his recording the High Noon title song (ãDo not forsake me, oh, my darling.
Ritter died in 1974, shortly before his son, John, became famous as a TV actor.
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 Tex Ritter on LoneStarMusic.com
Tex Ritter's fans adored him; his colleagues admired, respected and loved him, and the feeling was mutual.
I have been trying for some time to obtain the words and the record or cd of Tex Ritter singing 'Long Black Rifle ' I think it was recorded in the early 50's.
I remember my dad listening to Tex Ritter when I was a little girl.
www.lonestarmusic.com /artists.asp?id=481   (107 words)

 Biography for Tex Ritter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beginning with Song of the Gringo (1936), Ritter yipped and yodeled his way through 32 cheapie Westerns distinguished mostly by his penchant for authentic sagebrush songs.
Lanky, drawling, not particularly handsome, Ritter nonetheless seemed (and, in fact, was) more of a real Westerner than the other cowboy crooners, and for a time his popularity rivaled Autry's.
A popular performer right up until the day he died, Ritter headlined Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry," hosted a popular syndicated TV show, "Tex Ritter's Ranch Party," and was elected to both the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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 TEX RITTER at Pure Country Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tex’s father not only reared him on the rawhide arts, but also taught him the stories and songs of cowboys and the American West.
There is definitely a very special feel and warmth that Tex captures like no other artist, and his recordings come across with an honest, almost modest simplicity, while at the same his style was certainly one of the most sophisticated of the cowboys.
Tex’s recordings have so much character and emotion, as an artist Tex was truly ahead of his time.
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 PRC's Texas Rangers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ritter had started with producer/director Ed Finney at Grand National Pictures in the late 1930s, and their singing westerns had migrated to Monogram Pictures when Grand National went belly-up due to financial problems.
Ritter was a bonafide sagebrush star with solid western movie credentials.
Above from L-to-R are Dave 'Tex' O'Brien (on King), Jim Newill (on Alamo) and Guy Wilkerson, the original members of the Texas Rangers.
www.surfnetinc.com /chuck/trio4.htm   (723 words)

 Tex Ritter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You will emerge from your numbness and you will remark that nowadays society has become triffle and the only think that can redeem it is art through all its expressions, whether we talk about painting or poetry.
It is an uplifting situation that those who embellish the mind are continuously challenging our immagination and our wits with their endless masterpieces.
It is an uplifting situation that those who beautify life are continuously challenging our immagination and our wits with their endless masterpieces.
www.wonderful-people.com /Actors/Actor_western/index3/West10093.htm   (169 words)

Tex was a well known actor, composer and singer in the 30's through 60's.
Tex passed away from a heart attack at age 68, Jan. 2, 1974.
In 2002 John returned to theatre in the play, J for J. John Ritter teams up with long time friend Jenny Sullivan in her semi-autobiographical drama, about coming to terms with and appreciating her relationship with her developmentally disabled brother.
www.fluffytails.ca /johnritter.asp   (2743 words)

 Broadway To Vegas September 1, 2002
Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter, the beloved singing cowboy, who got first big break starring on Broadway, was born in the Carthage Murvaul Community of Panola County, Texas.
Ritter began his singing career at radio station KPRC in Houston in 1929.
Tommie Ritter Smith, Tommy Ritter, Texas Country Hall of Famer Charlie Walker, who was contracted by the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas as an MC 25 weeks a year during the 1960s.
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 Tex Ritter-America's Favourite Cowboy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His contributions to Country Music and his fellow artists, and the preservation of the cowboy culture through song all combined to make him a true superstar in both the movie and music industries.
Tex Ritter was born Woodward Maurice Ritter in Murvaul Texas on January 12, 1905.
From his youngest days, he “was always a cowboy.” Riding stick horses, and tending his cats and dogs were common activities for young “Tex”.
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