|Height:||188 cm (6' 3'')|
|Birth Day:||July 18, 1902|
|Death Date:||Dec 15, 1978 (age 76)|
|Birth Place:||Seagoville, United States|
He played Davy Crockett's sidekick, Beekeeper, in The Alamo, and led a notorious campaign to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His other films include Gunsmoke, Tugboat Annie Sails Again, McLintock!, and Kentucky Rifle.
As per our current Database, Chill Wills died on Dec 15, 1978 (age 76).
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He got involved in singing with the Avalon Boys quartet in the 1930s, then performed on Vaudeville, In 1938, he decided to dedicate himself to acting in film.
Wills was born in Seagoville, Texas on July 18, 1902.
He was a performer from early childhood, forming and leading the Avalon Boys singing group in the 1930s. After appearing in a few westerns he disbanded the group in 1938, and struck out on a solo acting career.
In 1959 he starred as Bije Wilcox in "The Bije Wilcox Story" on "Wagon Train".
In Rory Calhoun's western series The Texan, Wills appeared in the lead role in the 1960 episode titled "The Eyes of Captain Wylie".
Wills starred in the short-run series Frontier Circus which aired for only one season (1961–62) on CBS. In 1966, he was cast in the role of a shady Texas rancher, Jim Ed Love, in the short-lived comedy/western series The Rounders (reprising his role in the 1965 film The Rounders, starring Henry Fonda), with co-stars Ron Hayes, Patrick Wayne and Walker Edmiston.
In 1968, Wills refused to support Richard Nixon for the presidency and served as master of ceremonies for George C. Wallace, former governor of Alabama, for the California campaign stops in Wallace's presidential campaign. Wills was among the few Hollywood celebrities to endorse Wallace's bid against Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey; another was Walter Brennan.
Also in 1968, he starred in the Gunsmoke episode "A Noose for Dobie Price", where he played Elihu Gorman, a former outlaw who joins forces with Marshal Matt Dillon, played by James Arness, to track down a member of his former gang who has escaped jail. In 1971, he appeared as Pat Reedy on "The Men from Shiloh" (rebranded name of the TV western The Virginian) in the episode titled "The Angus Killer."
Wills was a poker player and a close friend of Benny Binion, the founder of the World Series of Poker and former owner of Binion's Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wills participated in the first World Series, held in 1970, and is seated in the center of the famous picture with a number of legendary players.
His last role was in 1978, as a janitor in Stubby Pringle's Christmas.
On December 15, 1978, Wills died of cancer in Encino, California, aged 76. He was cremated and interred at Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
Currently, Chill Wills is 119 years, 2 months and 1 days old. Chill Wills will celebrate 120th birthday on a Monday 18th of July 2022.
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