Smiley Burnette Overview:

Character actor, Smiley Burnette, was born Lester Alvin Burnette on Mar 18, 1911 in Summum, IL. Burnette died at the age of 55 on Feb 16, 1967 in Encino, CA .



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Smiley Burnette Quotes:

Smiley Burnette: You liver-lipped brush pile! You double-crosser! You killer in sheep's clothing!

[Ann has fired Gene and Frog for causing her to miss her train]
Frog Milhouse: We got back salary comin'!
Ann Randolph: [pointing to a cow] There it is - on the hoof!
Frog Milhouse: Gonna be kind of hard breakin' that into small change.

[with Steve Reynolds help, the stagecoach fends off an "Indian" attack]
Steve Reynolds: Anybody hurt?
Smiley: Well, hurt's hardly the word for it. He's dead!

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Smiley Burnette Facts
He was replaced by Pat Buttram as Gene Autry's sidekick in the forties.

Played 100 instruments proficiently.

He and his wife adopted four children - Stephen, Linda, Brian, and Carolyn.

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