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Smith Ballew net worth:
$1.5 Million

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Smith Ballew net worth, biography and wiki:

Began in show business as a radio singer. In the early 1930s he became one of the first singing screen cowboys. He starred in a series of musical westerns for Paramount, and another series for 20th Century Fox. In later years he was featured in supporting roles well into the 1950s.

Birth date: January 21, 1902, Palestine, Texas, United States
Death date: May 2, 1984, Longview, Texas, United States
Birth place: Palestine, Texas, USA
Height:6' 5" (1.96 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack
Education:University of Texas at Austin, Austin College
Albums:Top 50 Classics - The Very Best of Smith Ballew
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#Fact
1Attended the University of Texas and got his first part-time job as a singer on a local radio station.
2Was voted #8 in the top ten Western moneymaking stars of 1938.
3According to Don Creacy in an in-depth article on Smith in Classic Images (April 2010), the cowboy actor retired from Hollywood and moved to Fort Worth, Texas, where he became a manager in the missiles division of an aircraft company.
4Besides being a popular radio singer, he recorded hundred of records, as one of the prominent studio vocalists. His smooth, honest style of singing was featured on many important hot jazz sides of the late 1920s and early 1930s (a good example of his vocal style on a great hot jazz record is his vocal on Frank Traumbauer's version of "Happy Feet" from 1930, which is available on CD). He also had his own band for a time during the early 1930s.
5Contrary to popular opinion, Ballew did NOT dub John Wayne's singing voice in Riders of Destiny (1933), which is generally considered to be the first "singing" western. Wayne's voice was dubbed by Bill Bradbury, an actor who was the son of the film's director, Robert N. Bradbury.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Red Badge of Courage1951Captain (uncredited)
I Killed Geronimo1950Lt. Furness
Federal Man1950James Snow - Mining Engineer (uncredited)
Gun Cargo1949Singing Sailor
The Mutineers1949Beasly (uncredited)
Tex Granger: Midnight Rider of the Plains1948'Marshal' Blaze Talbot
Under Arizona Skies1946Band Singer
Drifting Along1946Band Singer Smith
The Man Who Walked Alone1945Alvin Bailey
Gaucho Serenade1940Buck Benson
Panamint's Bad Man1938Larry Kimball, alias John Smith
Rawhide1938Larry Kimball
Hawaiian Buckaroo1938Jeff Howard
Roll Along, Cowboy1937Randy Porter
Western Gold1937Bill Gibson
Racing Lady1937Steven Wendel
Palm Springs1936Slim
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #51933ShortSmith Ballew - Singer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic in the Moonlight2014performer: "You Call It Madness But I Call It Love"
Boardwalk Empire2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Magic City2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Under Arizona Skies1946performer: "Livin' Western Style", "Strawberry Blonde"
Drifting Along1946performer: "You Can Bet Your Boots and Saddles" - uncredited
Panamint's Bad Man1938performer: "Got Some Ridin' to Do", "Last Rose of Summer", "Auld Lang Syne"
Roll Along, Cowboy1937performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Rockies", "Stars Over the Desert", "Roll Along, Ride 'em Cowboy"
Western Gold1937performer: "Echoes of the Trail", "Tenting on the Old Camp Ground" uncredited, "Gwine to Rune All Night" aka "De Camptown Races", "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair"
Palm Springs1936performer: "The Hills of Old Wyoming"
Rambling 'Round Radio Row #51933Short performer: "Deep in Your Eyes" - uncredited
Rhythms1929Short performer: "If I Had You" - uncredited

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cariboo Trail1950stunt double: Randolph Scott - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 51938Documentary shortHimself
Rhythms1929ShortHimself. Vocalist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs2000TV Movie documentary

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