Ray Whitley


Ray Whitley

Biography

Ray Whitley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Whitley began his acting career appearing in various films, such as the George "Gabby" Hayes western "Hopalong Cassidy Returns" (1936), "Where the West Begins" (1938) and "The Renegade Ranger" (1939). He also appeared in "Wagon Train" (1940). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Six-Gun Gold" (19...

Biography

Ray Whitley was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Whitley began his acting career appearing in various films, such as the George "Gabby" Hayes western "Hopalong Cassidy Returns" (1936), "Where the West Begins" (1938) and "The Renegade Ranger" (1939). He also appeared in "Wagon Train" (1940). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "Six-Gun Gold" (1941), the western "Riders of the Santa Fe" (1944) with Rod Cameron and "The Old Texas Trail" (1944). He also appeared in the Rod Cameron western "Renegades of the Rio Grande" (1945). Whitley's music was also featured in the Candy Clark comedy sequel "More American Graffiti" (1979) and the dramatic comedy "Some Kind of Hero" (1982) with Richard Pryor. Whitley's music was most recently featured in the Tom Hanks smash hit comedy "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993). In addition to his music, Whitley also appeared on-screen in the Elizabeth Taylor dramatic adaptation "Giant" (1956). Whitley passed away in February 1979 at the age of 78.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Giant (1956)
Watts
Calamity Jane (1953)
West of the Alamo (1946)
Keno Wilson
Hollywood and Vine (1945)
Tex
Renegades of the Rio Grande (1945)
Tex Henry
Beyond the Pecos (1945)
Dan Muncie
Riders of the Santa Fe (1944)
Hank
The Old Texas Trail (1944)
Amarillo
Trail to Gunsight (1944)
Barton
Boss of Boomtown (1944)
[Sgt.] Clark
Trigger Trail (1944)
Land of the Open Range (1942)
Smokey
Riding the Wind (1942)
Smokey
Six-Gun Gold (1941)
Smokey
The Bandit Trail (1941)
Smokey
Thundering Hoofs (1941)
Smokey Ryan
Along the Rio Grande (1941)
Smokey
Come on Danger (1941)
Smokey
Robbers of the Range (1941)
Smokey
Dude Cowboy (1941)
Smokey
Cyclone on Horseback (1941)
Smokey
The Fargo Kid (1940)
Johnny
Wagon Train (1940)
Ned
Racketeers of the Range (1939)
Ray
Trouble in Sundown (1939)
Andy
Gun Law (1938)
Sam McGee
Border G-Man (1938)
Luke
Painted Desert (1938)
Steve
The Renegade Ranger (1938)
Happy
The Old Wyoming Trail (1937)
Hopalong Cassidy Returns (1936)
Davis

Music (Feature Film)

Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
Song
Some Kind Of Hero (1982)
Song
More American Graffiti (1979)
Song
On Top of Old Smoky (1953)
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Wagon Team (1952)
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Across the Rio Grande (1949)
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West of the Alamo (1946)
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Flaming Bullets (1945)
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Cowboy from Lonesome River (1944)
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Trigger Trail (1944)
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Fighting Frontier (1943)
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Sagebrush Law (1943)
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Heart of the Rio Grande (1942)
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Bandit Ranger (1942)
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Land of the Open Range (1942)
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Pirates of the Prairie (1942)
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Riding the Wind (1942)
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Red River Robin Hood (1942)
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Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)
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Along the Rio Grande (1941)
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Back in the Saddle (1941)
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The Bandit Trail (1941)
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Come on Danger (1941)
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Cyclone on Horseback (1941)
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Dude Cowboy (1941)
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Robbers of the Range (1941)
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Thundering Hoofs (1941)
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Six-Gun Gold (1941)
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Triple Justice (1940)
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The Fargo Kid (1940)
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Wagon Train (1940)
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Racketeers of the Range (1939)
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Trouble in Sundown (1939)
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Border G-Man (1938)
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Gun Law (1938)
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Painted Desert (1938)
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Life Events

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