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Bob Wills

AKA James Robert Wills

Born: 6-Mar-1905
Birthplace: Limestone County, TX
Died: 13-May-1975
Location of death: Fort Worth, TX
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: King of Western Swing

Military service: US Army (1942-43, medically discharged)

Father: John Tompkins Wills
Mother: Emma Lee Foley
Brother: Johnnie Lee Wills
Wife: Edna Posey (m. 1923, div.)
Wife: Ruth McMaster (m. 1936, div. 1936)
Wife: Mary Helen Brown (m. 1-Jan-1938, div. 1939)
Wife: Mary Louise Parker (m. 22-Jul-1939, annulled 8-Nov-1939, set aside, div. 1941, one daughter)
Daughter: Rosetta (b. 25-Jul-1940)
Wife: Betty Anderson (m. 10-Aug-1942, until his death)

    Country Music Hall of Fame 1968
    Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970
    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 (with the Texas Playboys)
    Grammy 2007 (Lifetime Achievement)

    Blazing the Western Trail (18-Sep-1945) · Himself
    Go West, Young Lady (27-Nov-1941)

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