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 .

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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:

[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!


[while on a horseback ride, the chubby Frog criticizes a woman's riding technique]
Frog Milhouse: You just get your weight right and you don't bounce.
Woman on horseback: How *could* you?


Gene Autry aka Tex Smith: But I tell you, I'm Gene Autry!
Deputy Sheriff: And I'm Bing Crosby.
[singing]
Deputy Sheriff: Boo-boo-boo-boo!
Frog Millhouse: Boo-boo yourself.


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

Played 100 instruments proficiently.

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

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