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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:

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.


Gene Autry: I think we've met the head man.
Frog Milhouse: Who?
Gene Autry: Asa Lock.
Frog Milhouse: W-why Gene...
Gene Autry: Yeah, he's very smooth on the outside...
Frog Milhouse: Do you reckon he's one of them "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Lock?"


[last lines]
[Frog turns and speaks to the audience]
Frog Millhouse: You kids go home now. You been in here all day.


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Smiley Burnette Facts
He did a lot of traveling, and once received an award from the National Safety Council for having worn out 27 cars without being involved in a single accident.

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

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