Jimmy Wakely
Date of Birth
Feb 16, 1914
Birth Place:
Mineola, AR

Biography

"Wakely," says one modern critic, "just never seemed comfortable as a movie cowboy." Yet, there he was in 1944, as low-budget Monogram's answer to Republic Pictures' singing cowboy sensations Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. Wakely, in fact, had reportedly been discovered by Autry and he later made his screen debut (with the Jimmy Wakely Trio) in a Rogers Western, Saga of Death Valley (1939). As a...