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Smiley Burnette (1911–1967)


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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Petticoat Junction
Petticoat Junction Charley Pratt
(1963-1967)
Billy the Kid Returns
Billy the Kid Returns Frog Millhouse
(1938)
King of the Cowboys
King of the Cowboys Frog Millhouse
(1943)

Filmography

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 1963-1967 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Charley Pratt
- Go Away, Fat (1967) ... Charley Pratt (credit only)
- Kate's Cousin Mae (1967) ... Charley Pratt
- That Was the Night That Was (1967) ... Charley Pratt
- Steve's Ol' Buddy (1967) ... Charley Pratt (credit only)
- Kate's Big Deal (1967) ... Charley Pratt
 1965-1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Charley Pratt
- It's So Peaceful in the Country (1967) ... Charley Pratt (uncredited)
- Never Trust a Little Old Lady (1966) ... Charley Pratt
- The Hooterville Image (1966) ... Charley Pratt
- Lisa Bakes a Cake (1966) ... Charley Pratt
- What Happened in Scranton? (1965) ... Charley Pratt
 1953 Last of the Pony Riders
Smiley
 1953 Saginaw Trail
Smiley
 1953 Pack Train
Smiley Burnette
 1953 Goldtown Ghost Riders
Smiley Burnette
 1953 On Top of Old Smoky
Smiley
 1953 Winning of the West
Smiley
 1952 The Kid from Broken Gun
Smiley Burnette
 1952 Junction City
Smiley
 1952 The Rough, Tough West
Fire Chief Smiley Burnette
 1952 Laramie Mountains
Sgt. Smiley Burnette
 1952 The Hawk of Wild River
Smiley Burnette
 1952 Smoky Canyon
Smiley Burnette
 1951 Pecos River
Smiley Burnette
 1951 The Kid from Amarillo
Smiley Burnette
 1951 Cyclone Fury
Smiley Burnette
 1951 Bonanza Town
Smiley Burnette
 1951 Snake River Desperadoes
Smiley Burnette
 1951 Whirlwind
Smiley Burnette
 1951 Fort Savage Raiders
Smiley
 1951 Ridin' the Outlaw Trail
Smiley Burnette
 1951 Prairie Roundup
Smiley Burnette
 1950 Lightning Guns
Smiley Burnette
 1950 Frontier Outpost
Smiley Burnette
 1950 Across the Badlands
Smiley
 1950 Streets of Ghost Town
Smiley Burbette
 1950 Texas Dynamo
Smiley Burnette
 1950 Outcasts of Black Mesa
Smiley
 1950 Trail of the Rustlers
Smiley Burnette
 1949 Renegades of the Sage
Smiley
 1949 Horsemen of the Sierras
Sheriff Smiley Burnette
 1949 Bandits of El Dorado
Smiley Burnette
 1949 South of Death Valley
Marshal Smiley Burnette
 1949 The Blazing Trail
Smiley Burnette
 1949 Laramie
Smiley Burnette
 1949 Desert Vigilante
Smiley Burnette
 1949 Challenge of the Range
Smiley Burnette
 1948 Quick on the Trigger
Smiley
 1948 El Dorado Pass
Smiley
 1948 Trail to Laredo
Smiley Burnette
 1948 Blazing Across the Pecos
Marshal Smiley Burnette
 1948 Whirlwind Raiders
Smiley Burnette
 1948 West of Sonora
Smiley Burnette
 1948 Phantom Valley
Smiley Burnette
 1948 Six-Gun Law
Smiley Burnette
 1947 Last Days of Boot Hill
Deputy Smiley Burnette
 1947 Buckaroo from Powder River
Smiley Burnette
 1947 Riders of the Lone Star
Smiley Burnette
 1947 The Stranger from Ponca City
Smiley Burnette
 1947 Prairie Raiders
Smiley Burnette
 1947 Law of the Canyon
Smiley
 1947 West of Dodge City
Smiley Burnette - Editor
 1947 The Lone Hand Texan
Smiley Burnette
 1947 South of the Chisholm Trail
Smiley Burnette
 1946 The Fighting Frontiersman
Smiley Burnette
 1946 Terror Trail
Smiley Burnette
 1946 Landrush
Smiley Burnette
 1946 Heading West
Smiley Burnette
 1946 The Desert Horseman
Smiley Burnette
 1946 Two-Fisted Stranger
Deputy Smiley Burnette
 1946 Galloping Thunder
Smiley Burnette
 1946 Gunning for Vengeance
Smiley Burnette
 1946 Roaring Rangers
Smiley Burnette
 1944 Firebrands of Arizona
Frog / Beefsteak Discoe
 1944 Screen Snapshots Series 24, No. 4 (Short)
Smiley Burnette
 1944 Code of the Prairie
Frog
 1944 Bordertown Trail
Frog Millhouse
 1944 Call of the Rockies
Frog Millhouse
 1944 The Laramie Trail
Frog
 1944 Beneath Western Skies
Sheriff Frog Millhouse
 1944 Pride of the Plains
Frog Millhouse
 1943 Raiders of Sunset Pass
Frog Millhouse
 1943 Beyond the Last Frontier
Frog Millhouse
 1943 Silver Spurs
Frog
 1943 King of the Cowboys
Frog Millhouse
 1943 Idaho
Frog Millhouse
 1942 Heart of the Golden West
Frog Millhouse
 1942 Bells of Capistrano
Frog
 1942 Call of the Canyon
Frog Millhouse
 1942 Stardust on the Sage
Frog
 1942 Home in Wyomin'
Frog
 1942 Heart of the Rio Grande
Frog Millhouse
 1942 Cowboy Serenade
Frog
 1941 Sierra Sue
Frog Millhouse
 1941 Down Mexico Way
Frog
 1941 Under Fiesta Stars
Frog
 1941 Sunset in Wyoming
Frog Millhouse
 1941 The Singing Hill
Frog Millhouse
 1941 Back in the Saddle
Frog Millhouse
 1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow
Frog
 1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
Frog Millhouse
 1940 Carolina Moon
Frog Millhouse
 1940 Gaucho Serenade
Frog Millhouse
 1940 Rancho Grande
Frog Millhouse
 1939 South of the Border
Frog Millhouse
 1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds
Frog Millhouse
 1939 In Old Monterey
Frog Millhouse
 1939 Colorado Sunset
Frog Millhouse
 1939 Mountain Rhythm
Frog Millhouse
 1939 Blue Montana Skies
Frog Millhouse
 1939 Mexicali Rose
Frog Millhouse
 1939 Home on the Prairie
Frog Millhouse
 1938 Western Jamboree
Frog Millhouse
 1938 Rhythm of the Saddle
Frog Millhouse
 1938 Prairie Moon
Frog Millhouse
 1938 Billy the Kid Returns
Frog Millhouse
 1938 Man from Music Mountain
Frog Millhouse
 1938 Gold Mine in the Sky
Frog
 1938 Under Western Stars
Frog Millhouse
 1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery
Smiley Burnette
 1938 The Old Barn Dance
Frog Millhouse
 1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round
Frog - Accordian Player
 1937 Springtime in the Rockies
Frog Millhouse
 1937 Boots and Saddles
Frog Millhouse
 1937 Public Cowboy No. 1
Frog Millhouse
 1937 Meet the Boy Friend
Band Leader
 1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
Colonel Millhouse
 1937 Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm
Frog Milhouse
 1937 Git Along Little Dogies
Frog Millhouse
 1937 Dick Tracy
Mike McGurk
 1937 Larceny on the Air
Jimmy
 1936 A Man Betrayed
Hillbilly
 1936 The Old Corral
Deputy Frog
 1936 The Big Show
Frog
 1936 Ride, Ranger, Ride
Frog Millhouse
 1936 Oh, Susanna!
Frog Millhouse
 1936 Guns and Guitars
Frog Millhouse
 1936 The Border Patrolman
Chuck Owens (as 'Smiley' Burnette)
 1936 Undersea Kingdom
Briny Deep
 1936 Hearts in Bondage
Rammer (uncredited)
 1936 The Singing Cowboy
Frog Millhouse
 1936 Doughnuts and Society
Mover #2
 1936 Red River Valley
Frog
 1935 Hitch Hike Lady
Singer (uncredited)
 1935 The Singing Vagabond
Frog
 1935 The Cheyenne Tornado
Singer Over Credits (uncredited)
 1935 Sagebrush Troubadour
Frog Millhouse
 1935 Melody Trail
Frog Millhouse
 1935 Waterfront Lady
Musician
 1935 Harmony Lane
Singer (uncredited)
 1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Smiley
 1935 Lightning Triggers
Singer Over Opening Credits (uncredited)
 1935 The Kids in the Shoe (Short)
Kid (singing voice, uncredited)
 1935 The Phantom Empire
Oscar (as Lester 'Smiley' Burnett)
 1935 Arizona Bad Man
Credits Singer (uncredited)
 1934 Mystery Mountain
Lake Teamster [Ch. 6-7] (uncredited)
 1934 The Marines Are Coming
Sailor Delivering Flowers to Bill (uncredited)
 1934 In Old Santa Fe
Accordionist-Singer (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (140 credits)
Show Show Music department (11 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Lazy Locomotive" / "That Long White Line" (Abbott Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Lester 'Smiley' Burnett | 'Smiley' Burnette | George 'Smiley' Burnette | Lester 'Smiley' Burnette
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Trivia:

He and his wife adopted four children: Stephen Burnette, Linda Burnette, Brian Burnette and Carolyn Burnette. Steven's daughter is Liz Burnette. See more »

Nickname:

Ole Frog

Star Sign:

Pisces

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