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Willie Nelson Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Apr 30, 1933
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Texas born-and-bred musical legend Willie Nelson cracked into showbiz as a disc jockey in Fort Worth. He went on to join the [[Performer~P57799~Ray Price~rayprice]] band, writing tunes for [[Performer~P163994~Price~price]] as well as a slew of other artists (Nelson's the man who penned Patsy Cline's signature tune "Crazy"). Fronting his own group, The Outlaws, [[Performer~P52155~Nelson~nelson]] played the tanktown and honky-tonk circuit before scoring with his 1975 hit "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain." In 1979, he made a laudable film debut as Robert Redford's sidekick in [[Feature~V15549~The Electric Horseman~theelectrichorseman]]; one year later, he starred in the C&W "Intermezzo" clone [[Feature~V23046~Honeysuckle Rose~honeysucklerose]] (1980), for which he also wrote the score, including the chartbuster "On the Road Again." Nelson's acting resumé includes several made-for-TV westerns, among them 1990's [[Feature~V37117~A Pair of Aces~apairofaces]] and its 1992 sequel, and a 1987 remake of [[Feature~V46400~Stagecoach~stagecoach]]; he also appeared as "himself"--and a very weather-beaten self it was--in a 1995 TV-movie biopic of country star [[Performer~P75606~Dottie West~dottiewest]]. Nelson has been awarded five Grammy Awards, and in the early 1980s he organized the annual Farm Aid Benefit, which earned him a Special Humanitarian Award. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi