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Smiley Burnette (Lester Alvin Burnette)

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Biography

Summum, Illinois, USA
Smiley worked on a local radio station and in Vaudeville after high school. Always interested in music, he was friends with Gene Autry and worked with him on the radio show "The National Barn Dance". When Westerns became a big draw with sound, the studios were always on the lookout for singing cowboys. In 1934, both Gene and Smiley made their debuts in In Old Santa Fe (1934). Smiley became well known as Gene's plump sidekick Frog Milhouse, and they worked together in over 80 Westerns. Read more...

Actor

Character: Accordionist-Singer

In Old Santa Fe 1934

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Character: Sailor Delivering Flowers to Bill

The Marines Are Coming 1934

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Character: Sheriff Frog Millhouse

Beneath Western Skies 1944

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Character: Frog / Beefsteak Discoe

Firebrands of Arizona 1944

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Character: Sheriff Smiley Burnette

Horsemen of the Sierras 1949

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Character: Sergeant Smiley Burnette

Laramie Mountains 1952

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Character: Fire Chief Smiley Burnette

The Rough, Tough West 1952

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Character: Agent Mike McGurk

Dick Tracy 1990

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