Noble Willingham

Noble Willingham ( born August 31, 1931 in Mineola, Texas; † January 17, 2004 in Palm Springs, California ) was an American film actor.


Noble Willingham, who was born in Mineola, east of Dallas, graduated in 1953 from the University of North Texas in Denton. To be able to pay for the training, Willingham worked as a plumber in the Texas oil fields. He then pursued a career of a teacher. So he taught economics and business administration at the Sam Houston High School in Houston.

From 1970 stood Willingham as an actor before the camera and fulfilled as his childhood dream. First represented in westerns like Bonanza and Gunsmoke in typical Texan character roles, he was able to convince in many other television series and feature films. Recently, between 1993 and 1999, was a member of the main cast of Willingham Walker, Texas Ranger.

2000 Willingham left acting and was a candidate in the first Congressional District of Texas for the House of Representatives of the United States. However, the Republican challenger lost the election against the Democratic incumbent Max Sandlin. Willingham reached 43.4 percent of the votes, 55.8 percent Sandlin.

Noble Willingham was twice married. Between 1955 and 1983, Doris Humphrey was his wife, the couple had a child together. Mid-1980s, he married Patti Ross, with which the actor had three more children.

Noble Willingam died at the age of 72 of natural causes.

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