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Sheb Wooley
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Wooley in 1971
Background information
Birth name Shelby Fredrick Wooley
Also known as Ben Colder
Born (1921-04-10)April 10, 1921
Erick, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died September 16, 2003(2003-09-16) (aged 82)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country, pop music
Occupation(s) Actor, singer
Years active 1946–1999
Labels MGM

Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley (April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003) was an American actor and country pop singer. He was best known for his 1958 novelty song "The Purple People Eater". He played Frank Miller, in the movie High Noon, Travis Cobb in The Outlaw Josey Wales and Pete Nolan in the television series Rawhide.

He is best known as the voice actor of the Wilhelm scream sound effect.

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