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Tex Ritter

Tex Ritter

Full Name Tex Ritter
Date of Birth January 12, 1905
Date of Death 1974-01-02
Birthplace Murvaul
Birth City Texas
Country United States
Horoscope Capricorn

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Explore Tex Ritter net worth, age, height, bio, birthday, wiki, and salary! In this article, we will discover how old is Tex Ritter? Who is Tex Ritter dating now & how much money does Tex Ritter have?

Tex Ritter Biography

Tex Ritter is one of the most popular and richest Country Singer who was born on January 12, 1905 in Murvaul, Texas, United States. America’s leading singing cowboy who performed “Sam Hall” and “Get Along Little Dogie” and is an Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. It was his first album to be signed by Capitol Records.

The actor’s father is He is the father of actor John Ritter..

He got married Dorothy Fay on June 14, 1941, and they had two children.

NameTex Ritter
First NameTex
Last NameRitter
OccupationCountry Singer
BirthdayJanuary 12
Birth Year1905
Place of BirthMurvaul
Home TownTexas
Birth CountryUnited States
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseDorothy Fay
Children(s)John Ritter, Tom Ritter

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Tex Ritter Net Worth

Tex Ritter is one of the richest Country Singer from United States. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Tex Ritter's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He was raised as an agricultural boy within Panola County. He performed on the radio station back in 1928.

He debuted the smash hit “I’m Wastin’ My Tears on You” together with Capitol Records.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeCountry Singer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Tex Ritter's Height & Physical Stats

Tex Ritter height Not available right now. Tex weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
Eye ColorNot Available
Hair ColorNot Available
Feet/Shoe SizeNot Available

Who is Tex Ritter Dating?

According to our records, Tex Ritter married to Dorothy Fay. As of February 1, 2024, Tex Ritter’s is not dating anyone.

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Facts & Trivia

Tex Ranked on the list of most popular Country Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in United States. Tex Ritter celebrates birthday on January 12 of every year.

Was Tex Ritter a real cowboy?

The most well-versed western singer of any of Hollywood’s singing cowboys was Tex Ritter. Born Woodward Maurice Ritter in Panola County, Texas (the same county where Jim Reeves was born), Ritter was raised with a deep love of western music.

What was Tex Ritter's horse's name?

Ritter, Woodward Maurice [Tex] (1905–1974) Tex Ritter and his horse White Flash.

Was Tex Ritter John Ritter's dad?

Jonathan Southworth Ritter (September 17, 1948 – September 11, 2003) was an American actor. Ritter was a son of the singing cowboy star Tex Ritter and the father of actors Jason and Tyler Ritter.

Who was Tex Ritter's son?


What was John Ritter's net worth when he died?

John Ritter was an American actor, comedian and voice-over artist who had a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death. He is well-known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC comedy “Three’s Company” from 1977-1984.

Key Events

  1. Woodward Maurice "Tex" Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974) was a pioneer of American country music, a popular singer and actor from the mid-1930s into the 1960s, and the patriarch of the Ritter acting family (son John, grandsons Jason and Tyler, and granddaughter Carly)..

  2. Woodward Maurice Ritter was born on January 12, 1905, in Murvaul, Texas, to Martha Elizabeth (née Matthews) and James Everett Ritter..

  3. After graduating with honors, he entered the University of Texas at Austin in 1922 to study pre-law and major in government, political science, and economics..

  4. In 1928, he sang on KPRC in Houston, Texas, a 30-minute program of mostly cowboy songs..

  5. That same year, he moved to New York City and landed a job in the men's chorus of the Broadway show The New Moon (1928)..

  6. He appeared as cowboy Cord Elam in the Broadway production Green Grow the Lilacs (1931), the basis for the musical Oklahoma!.

  7. He also played the part of Sagebrush Charlie in The Round Up (1932) and Mother Lode (1934). .

  8. In 1932, he starred in New York City's first broadcast Western, The Lone Star Rangers on WOR, where he sang and told tales of the Old West..

  9. Ritter wrote and starred in Cowboy Tom's Roundup on WINS in 1933, a daily children's cowboy program aired over two other East Coast stations for three years..

  10. In 1936, Ritter moved to Los Angeles..

  11. His motion picture debut was in Song of the Gringo (1936) for Grand National Pictures. He went on to appear in 70 movies as an actor, and 76 on movie soundtracks. He attracted special attention in 1952 for his rendition of "The Ballad of High Noon" over the opening credits of the celebrated film High Noon, and later sang it at that year's Academy Awards ceremony, where it won Best Original Song. .

  12. In 1944, he scored a hit with "I'm Wastin' My Tears on You", which hit number one on the country chart and number 11 on the pop chart..

  13. In 1952 Ritter recorded "The Ballad of High Noon" for the film High Noon..

  14. He performed the track at the first televised Academy Awards ceremony in 1953, and it received an Oscar for Best Song that year..

  15. In 1953, he began performing on Town Hall Party on radio and television in Los Angeles..

  16. He made his national TV debut in 1955 on ABC-TV's Ozark Jubilee and was one of five rotating hosts for its 1961 NBC-TV spin-off, Five Star Jubilee. .

  17. In 1957, he co-hosted Ranch Party, a syndicated version of the show..

  18. Ritter became one of the founding members of the Country Music Association in Nashville, Tennessee, and spearheaded the effort to build the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum into which he was inducted in 1964..

  19. He moved to Nashville in 1965 and began working for radio station WSM and the Grand Ole Opry, earning a lifetime membership in the latter in 1970..

  20. In 1970, Ritter entered Tennessee's Republican primary election for United States Senate..

  21. Ritter had a heart attack and died in Nashville in 1974, ten days before his 69th birthday..

  22. In 1980, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma..

  23. In 1986, Ritter was honored posthumously with a Golden Boot Award for his work in Western films..

  24. He was a member of the charter group of inductees into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, in 1998..

  25. He was survived by his wife and two sons, one became famous actor John. Tex Ritter's son John at the age of 54 died of heart disease as well but specifically aortic dissection in 2003. Born Johnathan "John" Southworth Ritter, Tex's son was more famously known for playing Jack Tripper on the ABC sitcom Three's Company (1977–1984). Reflecting on John Ritter's death the family now believes that Tex died of an aortic dissection rather than a heart attack, as the condition appears to run in the family..