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Sheb Wooley

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The Resume

    (April 10, 1921-September 17, 2003)
    Birth name was Shelby
    Acted in 'Distant Drums (1951),' 'High Noon (1952),' 'Cattle Town (1952),' 'Texas Bad Man (1953),' 'The Boy from Oklahoma (1954),' 'Man Without a Star (1955),' 'The Second Greatest Sex (1955),' 'Giant (1956),' 'Ride a Violent Mile (1957),' 'The War Wagon (1967),' 'The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976),' 'Silverado (1985),' 'Uphill All the Way (1986)' and 'Hoosiers (1986)'
    Portrayed Pete Nolan in the TV series 'Rawhide' (1959-1962, 1965)
    Recorded 'Purple People Eater'
    Wrote the TV theme song for 'Hee Haw'
    Died of leukemia at age 82

Why he might be annoying:

    He was turned down for service duty during World War II because of rodeo injuries.
    His wife acted as his business manager.
    He recorded mostly novelty songs with 'Purple People Eater' the only one making an impact.
    He portrayed a drunken cowboy character on 'Hee Haw,' Ben Colder, and recorded some songs under the pseudo ID.
    His last movie was 'Purple People Eater (1988),' a little seen sci-fi comedy loosely based on his novelty song.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a real life cowboy turned actor and singer.
    He quoted about his acting career, 'I came out to Hollywood to become a singing cowboy but when I got here in 1950 they didn't want any singing cowboys, even if you had your own guitar. So I got into the other end of the cowboy business and played mostly heavies.'
    'Purple People Eater' spent six weeks at #1 on Billboard's Singles chart in 1958 and sold over 3 million copies.
    His voice is generally acknowledged as the one second pre-recorded film scream sound effect known in movies as the Wilhelm Scream.
    The scream has been used in over 100 films, including all 'Star Wars' movies.

Credit: Scar Tactics

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 18.18% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 26 Votes: 15.38% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 53 Votes: 35.85% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 19 Votes: 26.32% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 54 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 51.43% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 68 Votes: 57.35% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 195 Votes: 64.10% Annoying