Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was an American country music singer and actor. He was popular in the mid 1930s into the 1960s.
Ritter in May 1966
|Birth name||Woodward Maurice Ritter|
|Born||January 12, 1905|
Panola County, Texas, U.S.
|Died||January 2, 1974 (aged 68)|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Labels||Columbia, Decca, Capitol|
In 1936, Ritter moved to Los Angeles. His motion picture debut was in Song of the Gringo (1936). He starred in 12 B-movie Westerns for Grand National, including Headin' for the Rio Grande (1936), and Trouble in Texas (1937) co-starring Rita Hayworth.
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