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Chill Wills

Chill WillsAKA Chill Theodore Wills

Born: 18-Jul-1903
Birthplace: Seagoville, TX
Died: 15-Dec-1978
Location of death: Encino, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Alamo

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar in The Alamo, Chill's blatant campaign to win the award resulted in scorn and ridicule, among the highlights of which was Groucho Marx placement of an ad in Variety: "Dear Chill Wills, I am glad to hear I'm your cousin, but I'm voting for Sal Mineo."

Wife: Betty Chappelle (m. 1928, d. 1971)
Daughter: Jill Wills (b. 1939)
Son: Will Wills (b. 1942)
Wife: Novadeen (m. 7-Dec-1973, until his death)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6925 Hollywood Blvd.

    TELEVISION
    The Rounders Jim Ed Love (1966-67)
    Frontier Circus Col. Casey Thompson (1961-62)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Stubby Pringle's Christmas (17-Dec-1978)
    Mr. Billion (3-Mar-1977)
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (23-May-1973) · Lemuel
    Guns of a Stranger (1-May-1973)
    The Steagle (15-Sep-1971)
    The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (17-Nov-1970)
    The Liberation of L. B. Jones (18-Mar-1970)
    The Over-the-Hill Gang (7-Oct-1969)
    Fireball 500 (7-Jun-1966) · Big Jaw
    The Rounders (8-Jan-1965) · Jim Ed Love
    The Cardinal (12-Dec-1963) · Monsignor Whittle
    The Wheeler Dealers (14-Nov-1963) · Jay Ray
    McLintock! (23-Feb-1963) · Drago
    Young Guns of Texas (Nov-1962)
    The Deadly Companions (6-Jun-1961) · Turk
    The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (Jun-1961)
    Gold of the Seven Saints (18-Feb-1961) · Doc Gates
    Where the Boys Are (28-Dec-1960) · Police Captain
    The Alamo (24-Oct-1960)
    The Sad Horse (Mar-1959)
    From Hell to Texas (23-May-1958)
    Gun Glory (19-Jul-1957) · Preacher
    Gun for a Coward (30-Jan-1957) · Loving
    Giant (10-Oct-1956) · Uncle Bawley
    Santiago (13-Jul-1956)
    Timberjack (4-Feb-1955)
    Ricochet Romance (1-Nov-1954)
    Tumbleweed (Dec-1953) · Sheriff Murchoree
    City That Never Sleeps (7-Aug-1953)
    The Man from the Alamo (Aug-1953) · John Gage
    Francis Covers the Big Town (17-Jun-1953) [VOICE]
    Ride the Man Down (25-Nov-1952)
    Bronco Buster (1-May-1952)
    Cattle Drive (8-Aug-1951) · Dallas
    Rio Grande (15-Nov-1950)
    High Lonesome (1-Sep-1950)
    Rock Island Trail (18-May-1950)
    The Sundowners (4-May-1950)
    Tulsa (26-May-1949) · Pinky Jimpson
    Red Canyon (1949)
    Loaded Pistols (15-Dec-1948) · Sheriff Cramer
    That Wonderful Urge (20-Nov-1948) · Homer Beggs
    The Saxon Charm (29-Sep-1948)
    The Sainted Sisters (30-Apr-1948)
    The Yearling (18-Dec-1946) · Buck Forrester
    Gallant Bess (5-Dec-1946) · C.P.O.
    The Harvey Girls (18-Jan-1946) · H. H. Hartsey
    Leave Her to Heaven (19-Dec-1945) · Leick Thome
    What Next, Corporal Hargrove? (21-Nov-1945)
    I'll Be Seeing You (5-Jan-1945) · Swanson
    Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (8-Dec-1944) · Mr. York
    Meet Me in St. Louis (28-Nov-1944) · Mr. Neely
    Barbary Coast Gent (28-Sep-1944)
    Rationing (24-Mar-1944)
    See Here, Private Hargrove (18-Feb-1944) · First Sgt. Cramp
    Best Foot Forward (29-Jun-1943) · Chester Short
    A Stranger in Town (Apr-1943)
    Stand by for Action (31-Dec-1942) · Chief Boatswain's Mate Jenks
    Apache Trail (Sep-1942) · Pike Skelton
    Her Cardboard Lover (Jun-1942) · Judge
    Tarzan's New York Adventure (May-1942) · Manchester Montford
    The Bugle Sounds (14-Jan-1942) · Dillon
    Honky Tonk (1-Oct-1941) · The Sniper
    Belle Starr (12-Sep-1941) · Blue Duck
    Billy the Kid (30-May-1941) · Tom Patterson
    The Bad Man (28-Mar-1941) · Red Giddings
    Western Union (31-Jan-1941)
    Tugboat Annie Sails Again (18-Oct-1940)
    Sky Murder (27-Sep-1940) · Sheriff Beckwith
    The Westerner (18-Sep-1940) · Southeast
    Boom Town (30-Aug-1940) · Harmony Jones
    Allegheny Uprising (10-Nov-1939) · M'Cammon
    Timber Stampede (30-Jun-1939) · Whopper Hatch
    Racketeers of the Range (26-May-1939)
    Arizona Legion (20-Jan-1939) · Whopper Hatch
    Nobody's Baby (23-Apr-1937)
    Way Out West (16-Apr-1937)
    Anything Goes (24-Jan-1936)


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