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Jimmy Wakely was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Wakely began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Twilight on the Trail" (1941), the Johnny Mack Brown western "Deep in the Heart of Texas" (1942) and "Heart of the Rio Grande" (1942). Wakely also contributed music to "Cheyenne Roundup" (1943). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Cowboy in the Clouds" (1943), "The Lone Star Trail" (1943) and "Cowboy Canteen" (1944) with Charles Starrett. He also appeared in "I'm From Arkansas" (1944). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Ridin' Down the Trail" (1947), "Silver Trails" (1948) and the adaptation "Arrow in the Dust" (1954) with Sterling Hayden. Wakely's music was most recently used in the Joaquin Phoenix crime drama "Clay Pigeons" (1998). Wakely also contributed music to the action movie "Mars Attacks!" (1996) with Jack Nicholson. Wakely passed away in September 1982 at the age of 68.

Jimmy Wakely was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Wakely began his acting career appearing in various films, such as "Twilight on the Trail" (1941), the Johnny Mack Brown western "Deep in the Heart of Texas" (1942) and "Heart of the Rio Grande" (1942). Wakely also contributed music to "Cheyenne Roundup" (1943). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Cowboy in the Clouds" (1943), "The Lone Star Trail" (1943) and "Cowboy Canteen" (1944) with Charles Starrett. He also appeared in "I'm From Arkansas" (1944). Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in "Ridin' Down the Trail" (1947), "Silver Trails" (1948) and the adaptation "Arrow in the Dust" (1954) with Sterling Hayden. Wakely's music was most recently used in the Joaquin Phoenix crime drama "Clay Pigeons" (1998). Wakely also contributed music to the action movie "Mars Attacks!" (1996) with Jack Nicholson. Wakely passed away in September 1982 at the age of 68.

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 Arrow in the Dust (1954) Carqueville
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 Brand of Fear (1949) Jimmy Wakely
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 Across the Rio Grande (1949) Jimmy Wakely
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 Gun Law Justice (1949) Jimmy Wakely
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 Gun Runner (1949) Jimmy Wakely
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 Roaring Westward (1949) Jimmy Wakely
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 Lawless Code (1949) Jimmy Wakely
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 Outlaw Brand (1948) Jimmy Wakely
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 Cowboy Cavalier (1948) Jimmy Wakely
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Jimmy Wakley was born in Mineola, Arkansas in 1914. JW was raised in Oklahoma where he learned to sing and play music. A trio was formed and a happenstance meeting with Gene Autry inspired him to move to Hollywood. He appeared in several movies from 1940-1945 to perform western syle songs. JW starred in 28 b-western movies from 1944-1949. The most popular was ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE where Polly Bergman made her debut in a duet with JW. He was a prolific singer/songwriter with many recordings and several major hits. Jimmy Wakely died in Mission Hills, Ca on Sept 23, 1982.

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