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Bob Nolan (Clarence Robert Nobles)

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Biography

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
American singer-songwriter who appeared in a number of low-budget Westerns, but was most renowned as the leader of the singing group, The Sons of the Pioneers. The son of an Army officer, Nolan attended the University of Arizona after his father retired to that state. He studied music and poetry in college, then drifted around the country writing songs. He took a lifeguard job in Los Angeles in 1929, then joined Tim Spencer and Leonard Slye (the future Roy Rogers) in a singing group called "The Rocky Mountaineers". The group evolved into "The Pioneer Trio" and then The Sons of the Pioneers. Read more...

Actor

Character: Sons of the Pioneers Bassist

The Big Show 1936

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Character: Bob, Leader of the Sons of the Pioneers

Silver Spurs 1943

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Character: Bob - Sons of the Pioneers

Cowboy and the Senorita 1944

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Character: Bob - Leader Sons of the Pioneers

Lights of Old Santa Fe 1944

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Character: Bob Nolan - Leader Sons of the Pioneers

Along the Navajo Trail 1945

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