Born Woodward Maurice Ritter (January 12, 1905 – January 2, 1974)
Tex Ritter, was a country music singer and movie actor, popular from the mid-1930s
into the 1960s. Ritter did his last recording session for Capitol Records in 1973. He
had a heart attack and died in Nashville, ten days before his 69th birthday. He is
the father of actor John Ritter who died in 2003 at the age of 54.