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Lester Alvin Burnett (March 18, 1911 – February 16, 1967), better known as Smiley Burnette, was a popular American country music performer and a comedic actor in Western films and on radio and TV, playing sidekick to Gene Autry and other B-movie cowboys. He was also a prolific singer-songwriter who could play as many as 100 musical instruments, some simultaneously. His career, beginning in 1934, spanned four decades, including a regular role on CBS-TV's Petticoat Junction in the 1960s.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lester Alvin Burnett (March 18, 1911 – February 16, 1967), better known as Smiley Burnette, was a popular American country music performer and a comedic actor in Western films and on radio and TV, playing sidekick to Gene Autry and other B-movie cowboys. He was also a prolific singer-songwriter who could play as many as 100 musical instruments, some simultaneously. His career, beginning in 1934, spanned four decades, including a regular role on CBS-TV's Petticoat Junction in the 1960s.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Smiley Burnette, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 149

Birthday 1911-03-18

Day of Death 1967-02-16

Place of Birth Summum, Illinois, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch as (archive footage)
1965 Green Acres (5 episodes)
1963 Petticoat Junction (222 episodes)
1953 Saginaw Trail as Smiley
1953 Pack Train as Smiley Burnette
1953 Goldtown Ghost Riders as Smiley Burnette
1953 On Top of Old Smoky as Smiley
1953 Winning of the West as Smiley
1952 The Kid from Broken Gun as Smiley Burnette
1952 Junction City as Smiley
1952 The Rough, Tough West as Smiley Burnette
1952 Laramie Mountains as Smiley Burnette
1952 The Hawk of Wild River as Smiley Burnette
1952 Smoky Canyon as Smiley Burnette
1951 Pecos River as Smiley Burnette
1951 The Kid from Amarillo as Smiley Burnette
1951 Cyclone Fury as Smiley Burnette
1951 Bonanza Town as Smiley Burnette
1951 Snake River Desperadoes as Smiley Burnette
1951 Whirlwind as Smiley Burnette
1951 Fort Savage Raiders as Smiley
1951 Ridin' the Outlaw Trail as Smiley Burnette
1951 Prairie Roundup as Smiley Burnette
1950 Frontier Outpost as Smiley Burnette
1950 Lightning Guns as Smiley Burnette
1950 Raiders of Tomahawk Creek as Smiley
1950 Across the Badlands as Smiley
1950 Dick Tracy (39 episodes)
1950 Streets of Ghost Town as Smiley Burnette
1950 Texas Dynamo as Smiley Burnette
1950 Outcasts of Black Mesa as Smiley
1950 Trail of the Rustlers as Smiley Burnette
1949 Renegades of the Sage as Smiley
1949 Horsemen of the Sierras as Sheriff Smiley Burnette
1949 Bandits of El Dorado as Smiley Burnette
1949 South of Death Valley as Smiley Burnette
1949 The Blazing Trail as Smiley Burnette
1949 Laramie as Smiley Burnette
1949 Desert Vigilante as Smiley Burnette
1949 Challenge of the Range as Smiley Burnette
1948 Quick on the Trigger as Smiley
1948 El Dorado Pass as Smiley
1948 Trail to Laredo as Smiley Burnette
1948 Blazing Across the Pecos as Marshal Smiley Burnette
1948 Whirlwind Raiders as Smiley Burnette
1948 West of Sonora as Smiley Burnette
1948 Phantom Valley as Smiley Burnette
1948 Six-Gun Law as Smiley
1947 Last Days of Boot Hill as Smiley Burnette
1947 Buckaroo from Powder River as Smiley Burnette
1947 Riders of the Lone Star as Smiley Burnette
1947 The Stranger From Ponca City as Smiley Burnette
1947 Prairie Raiders as Smiley Burnette
1947 Law of the Canyon as Smiley Burnette
1947 West of Dodge City as Smiley Burnette
1947 The Lone Hand Texan as Smiley Burnette
1947 South of the Chisholm Trail as Smiley Burnette
1946 The Fighting Frontiersman as Smiley Burnette
1946 Terror Trail as Smiley Burnette
1946 Landrush as Smiley Burnette
1946 Heading West as Smiley Burnette
1946 The Desert Horseman as Smiley Burnette
1946 Two-Fisted Stranger as Smiley Burnette
1946 Galloping Thunder as Smiley Burnette
1946 Gunning for Vengeance as Smiley Burnette
1946 Roaring Rangers as Smiley Burnette
1944 Firebrands Of Arizona as Frog / Beefsteak Discoe
1944 Code of the Prairie as Frog
1944 Bordertown Trail as Frog Millhouse
1944 Call of the Rockies as Frog Millhouse
1944 The Laramie Trail as Frog
1944 Beneath Western Skies as Sheriff Frog Millhouse
1944 Pride of the Plains as Frog Millhouse
1943 Raiders of Sunset Pass as Frog Millhouse
1943 Beyond the Last Frontier as Frog Millhouse
1943 Silver Spurs as Frog Millhouse
1943 King of the Cowboys as Frog Millhouse
1943 Idaho as Frog Millhouse
1942 Heart of the Golden West as Frog
1942 Bells of Capistrano as Frog
1942 Call of the Canyon as Frog Millhouse
1942 Stardust on the Sage as Frog
1942 Home in Wyomin' as Frog Millhouse
1942 Heart of the Rio Grande as Frog Millhouse
1942 Cowboy Serenade as Frog
1941 Sierra Sue as Frog Millhouse
1941 Down Mexico Way as Frog
1941 Under Fiesta Stars as Frog
1941 Sunset in Wyoming as Frog Millhouse
1941 The Singing Hill as Frog
1941 Back in the Saddle as Frog Milhouse
1941 Ridin' on a Rainbow as Frog
1940 Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride as Frog Millhouse
1940 Carolina Moon as Frog Millhouse
1940 Gaucho Serenade as Frog Millhouse
1940 Men with Steel Faces as Oscar (archive footage)
1940 Rancho Grande as Frog Millhouse
1939 South of the Border as Frog
1939 Rovin' Tumbleweeds as Frog Millhouse
1939 In Old Monterey as Frog
1939 Colorado Sunset
1939 Mountain Rhythm as Frog Milhouse
1939 Blue Montana Skies as Frog Millhouse
1939 Mexicali Rose as Frog Millhouse
1939 Home on the Prairie as Frog Millhouse
1938 Western Jamboree as Frog Millhouse
1938 Rhythm of the Saddle as Frog Millhouse
1938 Prairie Moon as Frog Millhouse
1938 Billy The Kid Returns as Frog Millhouse
1938 Man from Music Mountain as Frog Millhouse
1938 Gold Mine in the Sky as Frog
1938 Under Western Stars as Frog
1938 Hollywood Stadium Mystery as Smiley Burnette
1938 The Old Barn Dance as Frog Millhouse
1937 Manhattan Merry-Go-Round as Frog - Accordian Player
1937 Springtime in the Rockies as Frog Millhouse
1937 Boots and Saddles as Frog
1937 Meet the Boy Friend as Band Leader
1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge as Colonel Millhouse
1937 Public Cowboy No. 1 as Helen Morgan
1937 Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm as Frog Milhouse
1937 Git Along Little Dogies as Frog Millhouse
1937 Dick Tracy as Mike McGurk
1937 Larceny on the Air as Jimmy
1936 A Man Betrayed as Hillbilly
1936 The Old Corral as Deputy Frog
1936 Ride Ranger Ride as Frog Millhouse
1936 The Big Show as Frog
1936 Oh, Susanna as Frog Millhouse
1936 Guns and Guitars as Frog Millhouse
1936 The Border Patrolman as Chuck Owens
1936 Undersea Kingdom as Briny Deep
1936 Hearts in Bondage as Rammer
1936 The Singing Cowboy as Frog Millhouse
1936 Comin' 'Round the Mountain as Frog
1936 Doughnuts and Society as Mover #2
1936 Red River Valley as Frog Millhouse
1935 The Singing Vagabond as Frog
1935 The Sagebrush Troubadour as Frog Millhouse
1935 Harmony Lane as Singer (uncredited)
1935 Melody Trail as Frog Millhouse
1935 Waterfront Lady as Musician
1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds as Dr. Parker (as George Hayes)
1935 The Adventures of Rex and Rinty as Jensen
1935 The Kids in the Shoe as Singing little boy
1935 The Phantom Empire as Oscar (as Lester 'Smiley' Burnett)
1935 Arizona Bad Man as Credits Singer
1934 Mystery Mountain as Lake Teamster (ch's 6-7) (uncredited)
1934 In Old Santa Fe as Accordionist-Singer (uncredited)

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