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 .
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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Roy Rogers: Well, Gabby, I guess we can get along without you.
Gabby: Oh, trying to get rid of me, huh? Well, you ain't. I'm stickin' closer'n a mustard plaster.
Gabby: Sassafras and shootin' irons! They're rustlin' the herd!
Gabby Whittaker: Let me tell you something, young fella. Never have nothing to do with no banks. If you got any money to protect, get yourself a good dog... like Whiskers here. It'd be a whole lot safer with him.
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