Chill Wills
Name: Chill Wills
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 188 cm (6' 3'')
Birth Day: July 18, 1902
Death Date: Dec 15, 1978 (age 76)
Age: Aged 76
Birth Place: Seagoville, United States
Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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Chill Wills

Chill Wills was born on July 18, 1902 in Seagoville, United States (76 years old). Chill Wills is an Actor, zodiac sign: Cancer. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

Brief Info

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.

Trivia

In addition to his role in The Alamo, he had a serious role in the 1956 film, Giant, and voiced Francis the Mule in a series of films.

Net Worth 2020

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Does Chill Wills Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Chill Wills died on Dec 15, 1978 (age 76).

Physique

Height Weight Hair Colour Eye Colour Blood Type Tattoo(s)
188 cm (6' 3'') N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Before Fame

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.

Biography

Biography Timeline

1902

Wills was born in Seagoville, Texas on July 18, 1902.

1938

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.

1959

In 1959 he starred as Bije Wilcox in "The Bije Wilcox Story" on "Wagon Train".

1960

In Rory Calhoun's western series The Texan, Wills appeared in the lead role in the 1960 episode titled "The Eyes of Captain Wylie".

1966

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.

1968

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."

1970

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.

1978

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.

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