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Bob Nolan

Anna Paquin

born - April 13, 1908 in Winnipeg, Manitoba
died - June 16, 1980

Bob Nolan (Robert Clarence Nobles), a singer, songwriter and actor was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and a composer of numerous Country music and Western music songs, including Cool Water and Tumbling Tumbleweeds. He is regarded as one of the finest Western songwriters of all time. As an actor he appeared in many Western films.

Bob sang with Roy Rogers, later co-founded the Sons of the Pioneers with Roy Rogers and Tim Spencer. Tumbling Tumbleweeds" became their signature tune and a Western standard. He later became the leader of the Sons of the Pioneers

In 1934, Bob Nolan began his career in film as a singing voice in movies. In his film career Bob appeared in at least 88 Western films with cowboy stars Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Bing Crosby. In many of these films, Bob was featured in prominent supporting roles with significant dialogue.

In 1971, Bob was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 1980, at the age of 72, he recorded his last LP album called Bob Nolan: The Sound of a Pioneer.