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Woodward Maurice Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974), better known as Tex Ritter, was an American country music singer and movie actor popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter family in acting (son John and grandson Jason). He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Full NameTex Ritter
Date Of BirthJanuary 12, 1905
Place Of BirthMurvaul, Panola County, Texas, USA
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionSoundtrack, Actor, Music Department
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
SpouseDorothy Fay
ChildrenJohn Ritter, Tom Ritter
ParentsMartha Elizabeth Matthews, James Everett Ritter
AwardsAcademy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award
MoviesHittin' the Trail, Song of the Gringo, Rollin' Plains, The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen, Marked for Murder, Sing, Cowboy, Sing, Arizona Days, The Cowboy From Sundown, Trouble in Texas, The Utah Trail, Riders of the Frontier, Take Me Back to Oklahoma, Cowboy Canteen, Gangsters of the Frontier, Ariz...
TV ShowsRanch Party, Five Star Jubilee
Star SignCapricorn
Hittin' the Trail (1937)$2,400
Trouble in Texas (1937)$2,400
Song of the Gringo (1936)$2,400
1Singing-cowboy star of "B" westerns during the 30's and 40's and later country-music recording star.
2Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter came from a long line of Texas horsemen. His grandfather Benjamin Franklin Ritter (1834-1902) was a Confederate officer (2nd lieutenant) in Company F the 37th Texas Cavalry (Terrel's) during the War between the States. Benjamin saw action in the saddle in Texas and Louisiana.
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4Buried in Port Neches, Texas.
5Grandfather of Stella Ritter.
6Father of Tom Ritter
7His horse in his earlier movies was called White Flash.
8Profiled in "Back in the Saddle: Essays on Western Film and Television Actors", Gary Yoggy, ed. (McFarland, 1998).
9Veteran character actor Morgan Woodward's uncle, Dr. S. A. Woodward, lived in the San Angelo, Texas area. One day, he was called to help in the birth of a male child. The family, not knowing what gender was expected, had not chosen a name, so in honor of the good doctor's service, they named him Woodward Ritter. Later, he would be known more widely as "Tex" Ritter.
10Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1980.
11"You Two-Timed Me Once Too Often" was Billboard's No. 1 country hit of the year in 1945.
12Had a long string of hit singles on Billboard's country charts -- including the No. 1 hits "I'm Wasting My Tears on You" (1944); "You Two-Timed Me Once Too Often" (1945); and "You Will Have to Pay" (1946). Other famous hits included "Deck of Cards" (1948) and "I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven" (1961).
13Grandfather of Jason Ritter.
14Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1964.
15In 1970, he ran unsuccessfully in Tennessee for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.
16In his later years, he was a disk jockey on Nashville radio.
17His spouse, Dorothy Fay, was his leading lady in many of his western features.
18Singer, father of John Ritter.
19Perhaps best remembered for his haunting vocalization of the theme song in High Noon (1952).


Bloodline2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression2009Video documentary performer: "Ride, Ride, Ride", "Down the Trail of My Dreams" - uncredited
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007Video performer: "High Noon"
Neal Cassady2007performer: "We'll Rest at the End of the Trail"
Ramona2003TV Mini-Series performer: "High Noon"
Ready to Rumble2000performer: "Wayward Wind"
Varsity Blues1999performer: "The Wayward Wind"
I'll Be Home for Christmas1998performer: "Christmas Carols By The Old Corral"
American Strays1996performer: " I Got Spurs Jingle Jangle Jingle"
Canadian Bacon1995performer: "God Bless America Again"
The Great Outdoors1988performer: "Paul Bunyan Love"
Arena1984TV Series documentary arranger - 1 episode
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch1976performer: "I Ride an Old Paint" - uncredited
The Porter Wagoner Show1966-1973TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Magic of Walt Disney World1972Short performer: "Blood on the Saddle" - uncredited
The Johnny Cash Show1970TV Series performer - 1 episode
What Am I Bid?1967performer: "I Never Got to Kiss the Girl"
Nashville Rebel1966performer: "Hillbilly Heaven"
The Drifter1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
Startime1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zane Grey Theater1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ranch Party1957-1958TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Trooper Hook1957performer: "Trooper Hook"
Bus Stop1956writer: "Rye Whisky" 1936 - uncredited
Down Liberty Road1956Short performer: "Freedom Road" - uncredited
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1956TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wichita1955performer: "Wichita"
The Marshal's Daughter1953performer: "The Marshal's Daughter"
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV Special performer: "High Noon Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'"
High Noon1952performer: "High Noon" Ballad
Holiday Rhythm1950performer: "Old Chisolm Trail"
Flaming Bullets1945performer: "I Hang My Head and Cry", "Be Honest With Me"
Frontier Fugitives1945performer: "Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry", "I'll Wait For You, Dear"
Three in the Saddle1945performer: "I've Done the Best I Could", "Try Me One More Time" / writer: "I've Done the Best I Could"
Enemy of the Law1945performer: "Teach Me To Forget", "You Will Have To Pay" / writer: "Teach Me To Forget", "You Will Have To Pay"
Beyond the Pecos1945writer: "High, Wide and Handsome"
Marked for Murder1945performer: "Long Time Gone", "Tears of Regret", "Froggie Went A-Courtin'" / writer: "Long Time Gone"
The Whispering Skull1944performer: "In Case You Change Your Mind", "It's Never Too Late" / writer: "In Case You Change Your Mind", "It's Never Too Late"
Dead or Alive1944performer: "I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You", "Don't Care Since You Told Me Goodbye" / writer: "I'm Gonna Leave You Like I Found You", "Don't Care Since You Told Me Goodbye"
Gangsters of the Frontier1944"Please Remember Me"
Oklahoma Raiders1944performer: "I'll Be a Cowboy 'Till I Die", "Roll On, Little Dogies, Roll On"
Cowboy Canteen1944performer: "Goin' To Lasso a Rainbow" - uncredited
Marshal of Gunsmoke1944arranger: "Git Along Little Dogies" / performer: "Git Along Little Dogies"
Arizona Trail1943performer: "Stay Away From My Heart"
The Lone Star Trail1943performer: "I Gotta See Texas Just Once More"
Raiders of San Joaquin1943performer: "A Carefree Cowboy"
Cheyenne Roundup1943performer: "Rose of the Hills"
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground1943performer: "Riding Home"
The Old Chisholm Trail1942arranger: "The Rovin' Gambler" / performer: "Out On The Lone Star Trail", "The Rovin' Gambler"
Deep in the Heart of Texas1942arranger: "Cowboy's Lament" / performer: "Deep In The Heart Of Texas", "Cowboy's Lament"
Vengeance of the West1942performer: "Along The Trail Somewhere", "Only Yesterday"
Prairie Gunsmoke1942performer: "Where The Buffalo Roam", "Someone To Call Darling" / writer: "Where The Buffalo Roam"
Home in Wyomin'1942arranger: " Oh My Darling Clementine"
North of the Rockies1942arranger: "Ninety-Nine Days in Jail" - uncredited / performer: "Jog, Jog, Jogging Along", "Get Your Man, Mountie Boys, Get Your Man", "Ninety-Nine Days in Jail" uncredited
The Lone Star Vigilantes1942performer: "Headin' Home to Texas", "When the Moon is Shinging on the Old Corral", "Going to Join the Rangers"
Roaring Frontiers1941performer: "You've Got To Come And Get Me Boys", "You're A Part Of The West", "Judge Morrow Will Find The Truth"
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail1941performer: "Dynamite Dan", "Song of the Coyotes", "Old Pete the Bandito"
Roll Wagons Roll1940lyrics: "Oh! Susanna" / performer: "Roll, Wagons, Roll", "Oh! Susanna"
The Golden Trail1940"Gold Is Where You Find It" / arranger: "Clementine" / performer: "Clementine"
The Cowboy from Sundown1940performer: "Symphony of the Prairie", I've Done the Best I Can", The Craw-dad Song" / writer: I've Done the Best I Can"
Pals of the Silver Sage1940performer: "Prairie Fairyland"
Rhythm of the Rio Grande1940performer: "Rhythm of the Rio Grande", "Mexicali Moon"
Westbound Stage1939performer: "It's All Over Now", "Trail To Mexico"
Riders of the Frontier1939arranger: "The Boll Weevil Song" / performer: "Rose of My Dreams", "Ten Thousand Cattle", "Ridin' Down to Texas", "The Boll Weevil Song"
Down the Wyoming Trail1939performer: "It Makes No Difference Now", "In Elk Valley", "Goin' Back to Texas" - uncredited
The Man from Texas1939performer: "Men Who Wear the Stars", "Prairie Lights"
Rollin' Westward1939performer: "Out In The Golden West", "Bold Vaquero"
Sundown on the Prairie1939arranger: "My Love Is A Rider" / performer: "Dust On My Saddle", "Cactus Pete", "My Love Is A Rider" / writer: "Dust On My Saddle"
Song of the Buckaroo1938performer: "Texas Dan", "Little Tenderfoot', "I Promise You" / writer: "I Promise You"
Where the Buffalo Roam1938performer: "Where the Buffalo Roam", "Troubador of the Prairie", "Longside of the Sana Fe Trail", "Home on the Range", "Shoot the Buffalo" / writer: "Where the Buffalo Roam", "Troubador of the Prairie"
Starlight Over Texas1938"Starlight Over Texas" / performer: "Starlight Over Texas", "Ah! Viva Tequila", "A Garden in Granada"
Utah Trail1938performer: "Utah Trail", "Give Me Back My Saddle", "A Mighty Good Horse", "A'Roamin' I'll Be"
Rollin' Plains1938performer: "Me, My Pal and My Pony", "Rollin' Plains"
Frontier Town1938performer: "Old Cayuse", "Yip, Yip, Yowie, I'm an Eagle", "Give Me a Horse, a Saddle and You", "The Cowboy's Lament Streets of Laredo", "Old Brass Wagon" / writer: "Old Cayuse", "Give Me a Horse, a Saddle and You"
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts1937performer: "I'm Headin' For My Texas Home", "The Gal I Left Behind Me"
The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen1937performer: "Ride, Ride, Ride", "I'm A Texas Cowboy", "Ride Around Little Dogies", "Rosita", "A' Ridin' Old Paint"
Riders of the Rockies1937performer: "Song of the Open Range", "Arizona Rangers", "Riders of the Rockies", "Home on the Range" - uncredited / writer: "Song of the Open Range", "Arizona Rangers", "Riders of the Rockies" - uncredited
Sing, Cowboy, Sing1937performer: "Goodbye Old Paint, I'm a-Leavin' Cheyenne", "Get A Horse and Saddle", "Sing, Cowboy, Sing", "Twilight Reverie" - uncredited / writer: "I'm A Natural Born Cowboy", "Sing, Cowboy, Sing", "Twilight Reverie" - uncredited
Hittin' the Trail1937"Hittin' the Trail", uncredited / performer: "Hittin' the Trail", "Blood on the Saddle", "Headin' For Town", "The Vagabond Song" aka "The Renegade Song", "I'm a Natural Born Cowboy" - uncredited
Trouble in Texas1937performer: "Down the Colorado Trail", "The Rodeo Song", "A Cowboy's Lament" / writer: "The Rodeo Song"
Arizona Days1937performer: "High, Wide and Handsome", "Tombstone, Arizona", "Arizona Days" / writer: "High, Wide and Handsome", "Tombstone, Arizona", "Arizona Days"
Headin' for the Rio Grande1936performer: "Headin' For the Rio Grande", "The Night Herding Song", "A Campfire Love Song", "Jailhouse Lament" / writer: "Headin' For the Rio Grande", "The Night Herding Song", "A Campfire Love Song", "Jailhouse Lament"
Song of the Gringo1936lyrics: "My Sweet Chiquita" 1936, "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited / music: "My Sweet Chiquita" 1936, "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited / performer: "Out on the Lone Prairie" 1936, "My Sweet Chiquita" 1936, "Sam Hall", "Rye Whiskey" - uncredited


Sing a Country Song1973
The Marshal of Windy Hollow1972Windy Hollow Mayor
What Am I Bid?1967Tex Ritter
Girl from Tobacco Row1966Reverend E.F. Bolton
The Drifter1965TV SeriesTex
The Rebel1961TV SeriesMarshall
Shotgun Slade1959TV SeriesThe Marshal
Zane Grey Theater1958TV SeriesReydo - Balladeer
Trooper Hook1957Title Song Singer (voice)
Studio 571956TV SeriesSinger
The First Bad Man1955ShortNarrator (voice)
Apache Ambush1955Traeger
The Marshal's Daughter1953Background Singer (singing voice)
Holiday Rhythm1950Tex Ritter
Flaming Bullets1945Tex Haines
Frontier Fugitives1945Tex Haines
Three in the Saddle1945Tex Haines
Enemy of the Law1945Tex Haines
Marked for Murder1945Tex Haines
The Whispering Skull1944Tex Haines
Dead or Alive1944Tex Haines aka Idaho Kid
Gangsters of the Frontier1944Tex Haines
Oklahoma Raiders1944Steve Nolan
Cowboy Canteen1944Tex Coulter
Marshal of Gunsmoke1944Marshal Ward Bailey
Arizona Trail1943Johnny Trent
Frontier Badmen1943Jerry Kimball - Cattle Buyer (uncredited)
The Lone Star Trail1943Fargo Steele
Raiders of San Joaquin1943Gil Blake
Cheyenne Roundup1943Steve Rawlins
Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground1943Bob Courtney
The Old Chisholm Trail1942Montana Smith
Little Joe, the Wrangler1942Sheriff Bob Brewster
Deep in the Heart of Texas1942Brent Gordon
Vengeance of the West1942Marshal Captain Lake
Prairie Gunsmoke1942Tex Terrell
The Devil's Trail1942Marshal Tex Martin
North of the Rockies1942Tex Martin
Bullets for Bandits1942Sheriff Tex Martin
The Lone Star Vigilantes1942Tex Martin
Roaring Frontiers1941Tex Martin (Tex Rawlings in credits)
King of Dodge City1941Tex Rawlings
The Pioneers1941Tex Ritter
Ridin' the Cherokee Trail1941Texas Ranger Lieutenant Tex Ritter
Rollin' Home to Texas1940Tex Reed
Take Me Back to Oklahoma1940Tex Lawton
Arizona Frontier1940Tex
Roll Wagons Roll1940Tex Masters
Rainbow Over the Range1940Marshal Tex Reed
The Golden Trail1940Tex Roberts
The Cowboy from Sundown1940Sheriff Tex Rockett
Pals of the Silver Sage1940Tex Wright
Rhythm of the Rio Grande1940Tex Regan
Westbound Stage1939Tex Wallace
Riders of the Frontier1939Tex Lowry posing as Ed Carter
Down the Wyoming Trail1939Tex Yancey
The Man from Texas1939Tex Allen
Rollin' Westward1939Tex Ramsey
Sundown on the Prairie1939Tex
Song of the Buckaroo1938Texas Dan
Where the Buffalo Roam1938Tex Houston
Starlight Over Texas1938Tex Newman
Utah Trail1938Tex Stewart, posing as the Pecos Kid
Rollin' Plains1938Tex Lawrence
Frontier Town1938Tex Lansing, alias Tex Rawlins
Tex Rides with the Boy Scouts1937Tex Collins
The Mystery of the Hooded Horsemen1937Tex Martin
Riders of the Rockies1937Tex Rand
Sing, Cowboy, Sing1937Tex Archer
Hittin' the Trail1937Tex Randall
Trouble in Texas1937Tex Masters
Arizona Days1937Tex Malinson
Headin' for the Rio Grande1936Tex Saunders
Song of the Gringo1936Tex

Music Department

Riders of the Rockies1937songs by
Song of the Gringo1936songs by


Hee Haw1974TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Porter Wagoner Show1966-1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Johnny Cash Show1970-1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Himself - Singer
The Nashville Sound1970DocumentaryHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1970TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself
The Kraft Music Hall1968TV SeriesHimself
Nashville Rebel1966Himself
The Jimmy Dean Show1963-1965TV SeriesHimself
Five Star Jubilee1961TV SeriesHimself
Academy Award Songs1960TV MovieHimself - Singer
Startime1960TV SeriesHimself
The Christophers1958TV SeriesHimself
Ranch Party1957-1958TV SeriesHimself - Host / Singer / Performer
Down Liberty Road1956ShortHimself
The Cowboy1954DocumentaryNarrator
The 25th Annual Academy Awards1953TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Town Hall Party1952TV SeriesHimself
Hometown Jamboree1949TV SeriesHimself (1949-1960)

Archive Footage

Cowboys of the Saturday Matinee1984Video documentary
All You Need Is Love1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch1976Tex
The Magic of Walt Disney World1972ShortBig Al - Country Bear Jamboree (uncredited)
Hollywood and the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself
The Gabby Hayes Show1956TV SeriesTex
The Best of the Porter Wagoner Show! Classic Shows: Vol. 12008VideoHimself
Opry Video Classics: Pioneers2007VideoHimself
City Confidential2003TV Series documentaryHimself
A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter2003TV Movie documentary
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs2000TV Movie documentary
America's Music: The Roots of Country1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (1996)
The West That Never Was1987TV Movie documentary

Won Awards

1986In Memoriam AwardGolden Boot Awards

Known for movies

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