Go to Bing homepage

American Actor

Chill Wills

  • Jul 18, 1902 - Dec 15, 1978 (age 76)
Search the latest about Chill Wills on Bing
1978
Chill Wills
PersonalDecember 1978

Chill Wills

Chill Wills passed away.
1977
Mr. Billion
MovieMar 3, 1977

Mr. Billion

When an American billionaire dies, his poor Italian nephew …
When an American billionaire dies, his poor Italian nephew inherits everything, provided he can arrive in the USA to claim his inheritance before the deadline but the corporate lawyer-executor tries to steal the inheritance.
  • IMDb
1973
Novadeen Googe
MarriageDecember 1973

Novadeen Googe

Married Novadeen Googe.
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
MovieMay 23, 1973

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

An aging Pat Garrett is hired …
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.
  • Yidio
1971
Alias Smith and Jones
TV ShowJan 5, 1971

Alias Smith and Jones

Alias Smith and Jones is an …
Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973. The show stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, outlaw cousins who are trying to reform. The governor offers them a conditional amnesty, aiming to keep the pact a secret. The "condition" is that they will still be wanted until it becomes politically advantageous for the governor to pardon them.
  • Wikipedia
1970
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again
www.imdb.com
MovieNov 17, 1970

The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again

The Over-the-Hill Gang …
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again starring Walter Brennan and Fred Astaire is a 1970 ABC Movie of the Week sequel to the Western comedy The Over-the-Hill Gang. The supporting cast includes Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Chill Wills, Lana Wood, and Burt Mustin (all of whom, except Wood, were in The Over-the-Hill Gang). Like the 1969 original, the sequel involves aging Texas Rangers and was written by Richard Carr and directed by George McCowan.
  • Wikipedia
1969
The Over-the-Hill Gang
MovieOct 7, 1969

The Over-the-Hill Gang

The Over-the-Hill Gang is a …
The Over-the-Hill Gang is a 1969 American made-for-television western comedy film about aging Texas Rangers starring Walter Brennan and Pat O'Brien. Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, and Jack Elam play supporting roles. The film was written by Richard Carr and directed by Jean Yarbrough.
  • Wikipedia
1965
The Rounders
MovieJan 8, 1965

The Rounders

Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust …
Ben and Howdy are a couple of aging cowboys who bust broncos out of Sedona for Jim Ed Love, a slick operator if ever there was one. Sisters, Meg and Agatha, have their eyes on Ben and Howdy, but the boys aren't ready to settle down yet. They spend the winter in the high country corralling more than 100 stray cattle at $7 a head for Jim Ed. Most years, they blow their winter pay in one spring night at a Sedona bar, but this year, Ben and Howdy have a plan: to take an ornery roan that Ben has been unable to break and bet their bankroll that no cowboy at the Sedona rodeo can stay on the horse. What will they do if they win - marry the sisters or head for Tahiti?
  • IMDb
1963
The Wheeler Dealers
MovieNov 14, 1963

The Wheeler Dealers

Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas where his oil wells are drying …
Henry J. Tyroone leaves Texas where his oil wells are drying up and arrives in New York with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher, who he falls in love with. Molly tries to ignore the attention he lavishes on, and keep the relationship strictly professional.
  • IMDb
McLintock!
MovieNov 13, 1963

McLintock!

George Washington McLintock, "GW" to friends and foes …
George Washington McLintock, "GW" to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory. He anxiously awaits the return of his daughter Becky who has been away at school for the last two years. He's also surprised to see that his wife Katherine has also returned. She had left him some years before without really explaining what he had done, but she does make the point of saying that she's returned to take their daughter back to the State Capitol with her. GW is highly respected by everyone around him, including the farmers who are pouring into the territories with free grants of land and the Indians who are under threat of being relocated to another reservation. Between his wife, his headstrong daughter, the crooked land agent and the thieving government Indian agent, GW tries to keep the peace and do what is best for everyone.
  • IMDb
1962
Young Guns of Texas
MovieNov 1, 1962

Young Guns of Texas

Young Guns of Texas is a 1962 CinemaScope DeLuxe Color …
Young Guns of Texas is a 1962 CinemaScope DeLuxe Color Western directed by Maury Dexter, starring James Mitchum, Alana Ladd, Jody McCrea, and Chill Wills. It is known for featuring the offspring of Robert Mitchum, Alan Ladd, Joel McCrea, and Chill Wills, the last also appearing in the film.
  • Wikipedia
The Virginian
TV ShowSep 19, 1962

The Virginian

The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final …
The Virginian (repackaged as The Men from Shiloh in its final year) is an American Western television series starring James Drury, Doug McClure and Lee J. Cobb, which aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) television network from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute Western series (75 minutes excluding commercial breaks). Cobb left the series after four seasons and was replaced over the years by mature character actors John Dehner, Charles Bickford, John McIntire and Stewart Granger portraying different characters.
  • Wikipedia
1961
The Deadly Companions
MovieJun 6, 1961

The Deadly Companions

An ex-army officer …
An ex-army officer accidentally kills a woman's son and tries to make up for it by escorting the funeral procession through dangerous Indian territory.
  • IMDb
Gold of the Seven Saints
MovieFeb 18, 1961

Gold of the Seven Saints

Fur-trapper Shawn Garrett …
Fur-trapper Shawn Garrett gets out of a horse-stealing charge in a small, frontier town by agreeing to buy the horse with a gold nugget. This nugget attracts the attention of a man named McCracken who, with his gang, secretly follows Garrett across the desert in the hope of finding the source of his gold. Garrett joins up with his partner, Jim Rainbolt, and together they manage to hold off McCracken's gang long enough to hide their gold before seeking refuge in the hacienda of a landowner named Gondora. Gondora soon finds out about the gold, however, and Rainbolt and Garrett now find themselves in a fight to save their gold and their lives as well.
  • IMDb
1960
Where the Boys Are
MovieDec 28, 1960

Where the Boys Are

Merritt, Melanie, Tuggle and Angie are four Midwestern college …
Merritt, Melanie, Tuggle and Angie are four Midwestern college co-eds who travel to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for their spring vacation and we follow the episodic series of adventures and romance they all get into with some college guys they meet.
  • IMDb
The Alamo
MovieOct 24, 1960

The Alamo

In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in …
In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.
  • IMDb
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1960

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The Alamo".
Academy Award
1959
Rawhide
TV ShowJan 9, 1959

Rawhide

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric …
Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood. The show aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959, to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965, until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.
  • Wikipedia
1958
From Hell to Texas
www.imdb.com
MovieJun 1, 1958

From Hell to Texas

The naive cowboy Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of …
The naive cowboy Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of the powerful land baron Hunter Boyd. Tod runs for his life, pursued by the dead man's vengeful brothers. Tod shelters on the ranch of Amos Bradley and he falls in love with his daughter Juanita. However, Tod is concerned that he'll eventually have to leave when his pursuers catch up with him.
  • IMDb
1957
Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the lower rated newer American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957 and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
  • Wikipedia
Gun Glory
MovieJul 19, 1957

Gun Glory

Gun Glory released.
Gun for a Coward
MovieJan 30, 1957

Gun for a Coward

After the death of their father three sons continue to run the …
After the death of their father three sons continue to run the family ranch. The eldest is the boss, the youngest a bit of a tearaway. Their mother dotes on the middle son, trying to protect him from the world and get him to move back east with her. Not wanting to hurt her feelings but not wanting to leave, he finds his brothers often doing his fighting for him and he starts to earn a reputation as a coward.
  • IMDb
1956
Giant
MovieOct 10, 1956

Giant

Sprawling, epic tale of a wealthy Texas rancher and his wife, …
Sprawling, epic tale of a wealthy Texas rancher and his wife, their descendants and their life together over 25 years. Bick Benedict met his future wife Leslie while on a trip East to buy breeding stock, returning home with a bride. Living on a half-million acre ranch takes some getting used to for Leslie as does the rough and tumble lifestyle. They have children who have their own minds and are apt to disappoint their parents over their life choices. As Leslie says at one point, you can't live their lives for them you can only raise them. Bick Benedict's rival is a former ranch hand, Jett Rink, who inherits a tract of land from Bick's late sister Luz. Jett strikes oil and becomes as wealthy as the Benedicts although there is one thing Bick has that he can never have as his own.
  • IMDb
Santiago
MovieJul 13, 1956

Santiago

A gun runner, dishonorably discharged from the military, …
A gun runner, dishonorably discharged from the military, is swept deeper into a revolution in Cuba when he crosses paths with an enemy from the past and a beautiful revolutionary and her son.
  • IMDb
1955
Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
  • Wikipedia
1953
Tumbleweed
MovieDec 1, 1953

Tumbleweed

Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it …
Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to Harvey's having saved his son's life, leaves the train to negotiate. He is captured and the rest of the train is wiped out except for two sisters. Escaping and showing up in town later, Harvey is nearly hanged as a deserter, but gets away. Eventually caught by the sheriff and his posse, they are attacked by Indians. This time the Indians are defeated and Aguila, captured and dying, reveals the identity of the white man who engineered the initial attack on the wagon train, just as the perpetrator rides up behind them.
  • IMDb
The Man from the Alamo
MovieJul 23, 1953

The Man from the Alamo

During the Alamo siege, …
During the Alamo siege, John Stroud is sent to Ox Bow to protect the townsfolk but, following a massacre, he infiltrates Jess Wade's gang of turncoat renegades supporting the Mexicans.
  • IMDb
City That Never Sleeps
MovieJun 12, 1953

City That Never Sleeps

Uniformed Chicago cop …
Uniformed Chicago cop Johnny Kelly, Jr., who originally joined the force to make his policeman father happy, has grown restless in the job and has decided to resign the next day. He allows himself to be compromised by a shady lawyer and has decided to desert his wife because of his obsessive affair with a stripper in a sleazy nightclub. Although the sergeant who partners with him for his last night of duty is a stranger to Kelly, the enigmatic cop seems to know Johnny very well. They leave in a squad car for what will be a very eventful last night on duty for the disillusioned young policeman.
  • IMDb
Small Town Girl
MovieApr 10, 1953

Small Town Girl

Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is …
Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one night, so that he can visit Lisa on her birthday. After that he goes on the town with Cindy and she falls in love with him. But Dr. Schlemmer wants his son to become her husband.
  • IMDb
1951
Cattle Drive
MovieAug 1, 1951

Cattle Drive

The spoiled young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to …
The spoiled young son of a wealthy railroad owner manages to get himself lost in the middle of nowhere. He is found by a cowboy on a cattle drive and the lad must start learning the hard lessons of working in a team if he wants to make it to San Diego.
  • IMDb
1950
Rio Grande
MovieNov 1, 1950

Rio Grande

Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke commands a U.S. cavalry troop north of …
Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke commands a U.S. cavalry troop north of the Rio Grande. Indians have been raiding and then fleeing south of the river into Mexico. Yorke is surprised when he learns that the son he has not seen for 15 years, Jeff, has flunked out of West Point. He's barely digested the information when his son shows up at the camp as a new cavalry recruit. His personal life gets even more complicated when his wife, Jeff's mother, Kathleen also shows up at the fort intent on taking her son home. As the situation increasingly deteriorates, the women and children are sent to safety but the wagon train is attacked and all the children taken forcing Yorke and his men to cross into Mexico to get them back.
  • IMDb
High Lonesome
MovieSep 1, 1950

High Lonesome

High Lonesome is a 1950 American Technicolor Western film, …
High Lonesome is a 1950 American Technicolor Western film, period movie, written and directed by Alan Le May, who is famous as the writer for the classic Westerns The Searchers and The Unforgiven. It is his only directing credit. This film stars John Drew Barrymore (billed as "John Barrymore, Jr.") and features Chill Wills and Jack Elam. It is set in the Big Bend country of West Texas.
  • Wikipedia
1949
Tulsa
MovieApr 13, 1949

Tulsa

It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee …
It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells with the help of oil expert Brad Brady and childhood friend Jim Redbird. When the oil and the money start gushing in, both Brad and Jim want to protect the land but Cherokee has different ideas. What started out as revenge for her father's death has turned into an obsession for wealth and power.
  • IMDb
Red Canyon
MovieApr 1, 1949

Red Canyon

Red Canyon is a 1949 American Technicolor Western film …
Red Canyon is a 1949 American Technicolor Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Ann Blyth, Howard Duff and George Brent. It was based on the novel Wildfire by Zane Grey.
  • Wikipedia
1948
Loaded Pistols
imdb.com
MovieDec 15, 1948

Loaded Pistols

When the lights go out at the craps table a man is killed with …
When the lights go out at the craps table a man is killed with Larry Evans' gun. Gene thinks he is innocent and hides him from the law. To find the real killer Autry re-enacts the crime. This time the lights go out again and a shot is fired at Autry.
  • IMDb
1946
The Yearling
MovieDec 18, 1946

The Yearling

The family of Civil War veteran Penny Baxter, who lives and …
The family of Civil War veteran Penny Baxter, who lives and works on a farm in Florida with his wife, Orry, and their son, Jody. The only surviving child of the family, Jody longs for companionship and unexpectedly finds it in the form of an orphaned fawn. While Penny is supportive of his son's four-legged friend, Orry is not, leading to heartbreaking conflict.
  • IMDb
The Harvey Girls
MovieJan 18, 1946

The Harvey Girls

On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan …
On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women travelling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.
  • IMDb
1945
Leave Her to Heaven
MovieDec 19, 1945

Leave Her to Heaven

Writer Richard Harland unhesitatingly marries lovely …
Writer Richard Harland unhesitatingly marries lovely Ellen Berent. He soon finds his life blighted when tragedies take first his brother then his unborn son from him. He comes to suspect these events are not unconnected with his wife's unreasoning jealousy. This also turns her family from her, and yet another shock awaits them all as Ellen's emotions become uncontrollable.
  • IMDb
What Next, Corporal Hargrove?
MovieNov 21, 1945

What Next, Corporal Hargrove?

What Next, Corporal …
What Next, Corporal Hargrove? is a 1945 black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Robert Walker and Keenan Wynn. It was distributed by MGM and produced by George Haight. Harry Kurnitz received an Oscar nomination for his original screenplay, What Next, Corporal Hargrove?, for this follow-up to the 1944 hit See Here, Private Hargrove.
  • Wikipedia
1944
Meet Me in St. Louis
MovieNov 22, 1944

Meet Me in St. Louis

St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful …
St. Louis 1903. The well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transfered to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair.
  • IMDb
See Here, Private Hargrove
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 1, 1944

See Here, Private Hargrove

Journalist Marion Hargrove …
Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to supplement his income by writing about his training experiences. He muddles through basic training at Fort Bragg with the ...
  • IMDb
1943
Best Foot Forward
MovieJun 29, 1943

Best Foot Forward

Bud Hooper, a cadet at Winsocki Military Academy, sends an …
Bud Hooper, a cadet at Winsocki Military Academy, sends an invitation to movie star Lucille Ball to come to Winsocki's big dance. Ball's publicity-hungry agent convinces her to go in order to boost her career. Complications arise when Bud's girlfriend Helen Schlesinger unexpectedly shows up, too.
  • IMDb
1942
Stand By for Action
MovieDec 31, 1942

Stand By for Action

Stand By for Action (British title: Cargo of Innocents) is a …
Stand By for Action (British title: Cargo of Innocents) is a 1942 American war film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, and Charles Laughton, also featuring Walter Brennan and, in her film debut, Marilyn Maxwell. Suggested by a story by Laurence Kirk, and with an original story by Captain Harvey Haislip and R. C. Sherriff, the film's screenplay was written by George Bruce, John L. Balderston, and Herman J. Mankiewicz.
  • Wikipedia
Tarzan's New York Adventure
MovieMay 1, 1942

Tarzan's New York Adventure

Tarzan and Jane go to New …
Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.
  • IMDb
Will Wills
Child1942

Will Wills

Will Wills is an actor, known for Young Guns of Texas (1962).
  • IMDb
1941
Honky Tonk
MovieOct 1, 1941

Honky Tonk

Fast-talking con-man and grifter Candy Johnson rises to be …
Fast-talking con-man and grifter Candy Johnson rises to be the corrupt boss of Yellow Creek, but his wife's alcoholic father tries to set things right.
  • IMDb
Western Union
MovieJan 31, 1941

Western Union

Vance Shaw gives up outlawing and goes to work for the …
Vance Shaw gives up outlawing and goes to work for the telegraph company; his brother Jack Slade leads outlaws trying to prevent the company connecting the line between Omaha and Salt Lake City. Lots of Indian fighting and gunplay.
  • IMDb
1940
Sky Murder
MovieSep 27, 1940

Sky Murder

Pat Evans is a German expatriate who is loyal to her new …
Pat Evans is a German expatriate who is loyal to her new adopted home, the United States. A shadowy German bund operating in the Long Island area tries to recruit as the sophisticated but lecherous Andrew Hendon tries to physically coerce her into joining. While she is flying in the private plane of Cortland Grand, a rich friend of Nick Carter's, she knocks Hendon unconscious in self defense, but leaves him alive in a rear compartment of the plane. When the steward discovers the body, he finds Herndon stabbed in the throat by a nail file. Before the trip is over, the co-pilot is also stabbed to death. Luckily for Pat, one of the passengers on Grand's plane is famed New York detective Nick Carter. Although he is off-duty, the resourceful sleuth along with Beeswax, his bizarre sidekick, and beautiful Southern Chris Cross, a female gumshoe, breaks up a secret cell of Nazi saboteurs and FIfth Columnists.
  • IMDb
The Westerner
MovieSep 5, 1940

The Westerner

Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in …
Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.
  • IMDb
Boom Town
MovieAug 30, 1940

Boom Town

Buddies Big John McMasters and Square John Sand are fast …
Buddies Big John McMasters and Square John Sand are fast-talking, wisecracking wildcatters who manage to con enough equipment and capital to develop their own oil fields, but their friendship is put to the test when Big John inadvertently falls in love with Elizabeth, Square John's longtime girlfriend. Eventually their friendship and partnership comes to an end on the flip of a coin. Years later, when Big John's interest in the beautiful Karen Vanmeer threatens his marriage too, Square John intervenes in an effort to save the marriage of his former friend - even if it means ruining him financially.
  • IMDb
1939
Allegheny Uprising
MovieNov 10, 1939

Allegheny Uprising

In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local …
In 1759, in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Valley, local settlers and Indian fighters try to persuade the British authorities to ban the trading of alcohol and arms with the marauding Indians.
  • IMDb
Trouble in Sundown
www.imdb.com
MovieMar 24, 1939

Trouble in Sundown

The bank has been robbed, the night watchman killed and …
The bank has been robbed, the night watchman killed and the safe opened. The townspeople want John as he was the only one with the combination. Clint gets John out of town but before the mob turns ugly but the deputy is shot when he and Clint go to get John at the shack. Things look bad for John, but Clint does not believe that John did the robbery and he will look for the real crooks.
  • IMDb
Jill Wills
Child1939

Jill Wills

Jill Wills born.
1937
Nobody's Baby
www.imdb.com
MovieApr 23, 1937

Nobody's Baby

After trying to break into show business, two mismatched …
After trying to break into show business, two mismatched girlfriends become nurses. One of their patients is a new mother who has hidden her pregnancy from her husband, the nightclub ...
  • IMDb
1928
Hattie Elizabeth "Betty" Chappelle
MarriageDecember 1928

Hattie Elizabeth "Betty" Chappelle

Married Hattie Elizabeth "Betty" Chappelle.
1902
Chill Wills
BirthJuly 1902

Chill Wills

Chill Wills was born.
Back to top
  • Data from
  • Wikipedia
  • IMDb
  • Netflix
  • Whosdatedwho
  • Famousbirthdays
  • Tv
  • Freebase
  • Select images from
  • TiVo
Wikipedia text under CC-BY-SA license