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Cowboys, Memphis, 1935-40; Crustine Ranch Boys, Hou­ston, Texas, 1940-3; Roy Acuff, WSM, Nashville, Tenn., 1943—. Movies: Oh My Darling Clementine, Republic, 1944; Cowboy Canteen, Columbia, 1945; Sing Neighbor Sing, Republic, 1947; Smoky Mt. Melody, Republic, 1948; San Antonio Rose, Republic, 1949. Address: WSM Ra­dio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Ritter, Woodward Maurice, "Tex." b. 1/12/07, Murvaul, Texas; w. Dorothy Fay Southworth; s. Thomas Mat­thews, 13; Jonathan Southworth, 11. Schools attended: Carthage High Sch., Carthage, Texas, 2 years; South Park High Sch., Beaumont, Texas, 2 years; Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas, 5 years; Law School, Northwest­ern Univ., Chicago, 111., 1 year. Worked as ranch and farm hand; sold insurance; and steel worker. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: KPRC, Houston, Texas, 1928; WOR, N.Y.C., N.Y.; WINS, N.Y.C., 1931; WHN, N.Y.C.; CBS and NBC, -1935; Death Valley Days; Lone Ranger; Movies, 1937—. Columbia, Decca, and Capitol Records. Albums: Psalms; Songs from the West­ern Screen. Songs recorded: High Noon; The Bandit; Wichita; His Leaf Shall Not Wither; How Excellent Is Thy Name; Who Shall Dwell in Thy Holy Will; O Lord, My Strength and My Redeemer; The Lord Is My Shep­herd; Lift up Your Head, O Ye Gates; I Shall Never Be Moved; I Leaned on a Man; Brave Man; The Searchers; The Last Frontier; Remember the Alamo; The Mar­shall's Daughter; Prairie Home; Trooper Hook; Way­ward Wind; Have I Stayed Away Too Long; My Soul I Trust for God; O Send Out Thy Light; Deck of Cards; Let the Sea Roar; His Mercy Is Everlasting; The Lord Is Thy Keeper; My Soul Doth Wait; We Hanged; Praise Ye the Lord; I'm Wastin' My Tears on You; You Two Timed Me One Time Too Often; You Will Have to Pay; etc. Most popular song was Rye Whiskey. Writer of: Sweet Chioquita; Boss Jack; etc. Co-writer of: High Wide and Handsome; Sing Cowboy Sing; Headin' for the Rio Grande; A Gold Star in Her Window; When You Leave, Don't Slam the Door; I'm Wasting My Tears on You; Long Time Gone; Gonna Leave You Like I Found You; etc. Movies—Tex Ritter Westerns: Grand National, 12,

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