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
Top Collaborators (Director), , ,
Shares birthday with Gary Cooper, Anne Baxter, Irving Reis  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:

Dr. Parker: My friends, Doctor Parker's Painless Panacea is not a cure-all. It will not help bunions, corns and fallen arches. It will not prevent the pants from bagging at the knees. Ah no, my friends, but it will bring to each and every ailing man or woman within the sound of my voice a vigorous, virile health that it brought to this fine specimen who I first knew as an anemic, pale, wasted figure without enough blood to color a freckle.


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.


Andrew 'Doc' Grunch: That'll be four and half
[dollars]
Andrew 'Doc' Grunch: . Two for the tooth, two-and-a-half for the whiskey. You got another swig coming.


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George 'Gabby' Hayes Facts
The hero of "Gabby Hayes Western" comics, published by Fawcett Publications from November 1948 until January 1957.

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..

He was awarded 2 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6427 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 1724 Vine Street in Hollywood, California.

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