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Chill Wills
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Actor
    (July 18, 1903-December 15, 1978)
    Named ‘Chill' because he was born on the hottest day of the year
    Appeared in ‘Way Out West' (1937), ‘Boom Town' (1940), ‘Billy the Kid' (1941), ‘The Omaha Trail' (1942), ‘The Harvey Girls' (1946), ‘The Yearling' (1946), ‘Rio Grande' (1950), ‘Giant' (1956), ‘The Alamo' (1960), ‘McLintock' (1963) and ‘Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid' (1973)
    After he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for ‘The Alamo,' he launched one of the most relentless self-promotion campaigns in Oscar history.
    An ad declaring ‘We of the Alamo cast are praying harder than the real Texans prayed for their lives in the Alamo for Chill Wills to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor' drew a public rebuke from Alamo star/producer John Wayne.
    He served as master of ceremonies for George Wallace's California campaign stops during Wallace's 1968 run for the presidency.
    He provided the voice for Francis the Talking Mule in seven pictures, but went uncredited.
    His name inspired the cartoon character Chilly Willy.
    An Oscar ad listing the Academy members with the comment, ‘Win, lose or draw, you're all my cousins and I love you all,' drew from Groucho Marx an ad responding, ‘Dear Chill: I am delighted to be your cousin, but I voted for Sal Mineo.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 126 Votes: 57.94% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 34 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 74 Votes: 62.16% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 35 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
 
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