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Job Actor
Years active 1902-56
Known for Comic western sidekick; catchphrases "yer durn tootin," "dadgumit," and "young whippersnapper"
Top Roles Farmer's Spokesman, Taxi Driver, Despirit Dean, Andrew 'Doc' Grunch, Matt Downing
Top GenresWestern, Action, Romance, Drama, Adventure, Musical
Top TopicsOutlaws, Wild West, Civil War
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Shares birthday with Gary Cooper, Anne Baxter, Val Lewton  see more..

George 'Gabby' Hayes Overview:

Legendary character actor, George 'Gabby' Hayes, was born George Francis Hayes on May 7, 1885 in Wellsville, NY. Hayes died at the age of 83 on Feb 9, 1969 in Burbank, CA .

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Many western heroes had comic sidekicks in the 1930's and 1940s, but George 'Gabby' Hayes was not only about the most popular, but perhaps the only one who was also a star in the public eye. A vaudevillian of long experience, he joined films with the coming of sound, and soon assumed the all-round white whiskers and flapped-back stetson hat, together with such expressions as "Dadgumit!" or "You're durn tootin". He died from a heart ailment.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Television and Radio. Hayes was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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George 'Gabby' Hayes Quotes:

Brett Starr: [thinking he is Shotgun Cassidy, Mayor Keeler has appointed Brett as Sheriff of Tombstone] Keeler says the surviving Carsons are a pack of cutthroats.
Judge Gabby Whittaker: No!
Brett Starr: Yeah.
Judge Gabby Whittaker: What are you gettin' all prettied up for?
Brett Starr: I'm goin' callin' on the Carsons.
Judge Gabby Whittaker: Ain't that a mite dangerous?
Brett Starr: From Keeler's description, it'll be downright perilous.
Judge Gabby Whittaker: Hmm. Gives me the shivers to think of it.
Brett Starr: The leader is a killer of the worst kind. Stands five foot tall, over 70, white hair and wears a little bonnet on top of it.
Judge Gabby Whittaker: I'm goin' along... just for the shivers.


Roy Rogers: Keep an eye on him, Gabby.
Gabby: Get over there, you sidewinder, or I'll let daylight through your hide!


Gabby Wittaker: Convince a female? There ain't nobody livin' can tell 'em nothin'. Next to a sheep, they're the dumbest critters on earth.


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George 'Gabby' Hayes Facts
Though a long time Western star, he had not learned to ride a horse until nearly 50 years of age.

"The Gabby Hayes Show" (1950)_(NBC TV ) featured weekly live "Western teleplays" with a different cast each week. Unique even to this day.

Western sidekicks Gabby Hayes and Smiley Burnette were so popular with audiences that they consistently placed in "top 10" box-office cowboy star polls alongside Gene Autry and Roy Rogers..

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