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Heard Every Halloween ~~~ Plus Often In Between

01 Nov

What singing-songwriting cowboy?

Began his Hollywood acting career in an Errol Flynn film.

Once played Custer in a movie.

Played the villain in a super dooper Gary Cooper movie.

Performed something for Raoul Walsh still remembered very well in Hollywood.

Acted with Clint Eastwood, on TV and the big screen.

Had a principal role in a great Gene Hackman film.

Made a movie with John Wayne, also.

Was sometimes seen on Hee Haw.

Heard in Star Wars and Indiana Jones, too.

Wrote a monstrously big song heard every Halloween.

Had a long time connection to Roger Miller.

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For those who may want to scream after hearing that, here’s this three-second work of art:

— Tim

 

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  1. Gentleman Tim

    November 2, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Amazingly, he’s in every film shown in the compilation below. By my unscientific guesstimate, he may be in more major Hollywood films than any other person in movie history.

    youtu.be/Zf8aBFTVNEU…

    This is from his movie with Raoul Walsh, the first film with his scream:

    youtu.be/dc5F2C0CYlA…

     
  2. barb

    November 2, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Sheb Wooley, of Flying Purple Eater fame. The Flynn movie was Rocky Mountain. Who’d have thunk?

     
  3. Gentleman Tim

    November 2, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, you are extremely good, Barb – a quiz master! Congratulations, you are our new Queen of Quizzes!

    Yes, indeed, who’d of thunk of Shep Wooley? … Then again, there are screams in Purple People Eater somewhat reminiscent of his immortal scream in Distant Drums for Raoul Walsh.

    youtu.be/kqI4M7zluu0…

     
  4. barb

    November 4, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Tim, I do love trivia and quizzes, but I can’t take all the credit on this one. Google helped with coming up with a few Halloween songs, and once I saw Flying Purple People Eater, I knew Sheb Wooley. But I also was amazed at his list of credits, as I only knew him from that song.