Character actor, Pat Buttram, was born Maxwell Emmett Buttram on Jun 19, 1915 in Addison, AL. Buttram died at the age of 78 on Jan 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, CA .
Pat Buttram appeared in over 70 film and TV roles but is best known for his roles as Gene Autry's sidekick in over 40 films and 100 TV episodes -- and his role as the gravel-voiced, farmer-turned-salesman (or shall we say con man?), Mr. Haney on the hit TV sitcom Green Acres (1965-1971, CBS).
Buttram also did voice work for several Disney animated features, including The Aristocats (as Napoleon the hound dog), Robin Hood (as the Sheriff of Nottingham, a wolf), The Fox and the Hound (Chief, the hunting dog) and The Rescuers (Luke, the swamp inhabitant).
In 1983 Pat founded the Golden Boot Awards to honor actors, directors, writers, stunt people and other industry professionals who made significant contributions to the development and preservation of the western tradition in film and television.(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.
Mike Rawley: No, but there's plenty of places I ain't wanted.
Gene Autry: Say, you're not as dumb as you look!
Scat Russell: I couldn't be and live!
[when the ranchers attacks the miners, mailman Dusty Cosgrove is caught in the crossfire]
Dusty Cosgrove: Here's one special delivery!
[Dusty shoots a charging ranch hand]
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