'Pat Buttram, The Rocking-Chair Humorist' by Sandra Grabman
 
 
 



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Pat Buttram as 'Mr. Haney'

Would you buy a cow from
this man?



Oliver Wendell Douglas did.

He bought a temperamental cow, a run-down farm, a rattletrap of a tractor, you name it. Most of us Baby Boomers know and love Pat Buttram as the rascally Green Acres con-man, Mr. Haney.

Pat Buttram in the 1950s

But wait!

Think back to your childhood, when your family bought its first television set.

Who do you suppose played Gene Autry’s sidekick in the 1950s? Yep, that was indeed Pat. He looked much different back then. Check out this photo:

With Gale Davis and handsome Gene Autry is the bewhiskered Pat Buttram, sidekick extraordinaire.

“My voice never quite made it through puberty,” he would be known to say with a sort of yodel. It was that very voice that was so unique that Walt Disney himself asked Pat to portray characters in several of his animated films. Thus, a new generation became aware of this very talented man.

Pat Buttram’s biography, Pat Buttram, The Rocking-Chair Humorist was published by BearManor Media on October 20, 2006. His very large family and his even larger circle of friends have shared their memories and photos for this book. Co-stars, too, recall Pat with not only fondness, but also much admiration. His was one of the rare true success stories of Hollywood.




Find out more about Pat Buttram here:

Pat’s known works
Pat’s IMDb page
Pat’s TV Tome page
Pat’s early radio work at WLS in Chicago


On May 27, 2013, Henry Parke reviewed Pat Buttram, the Rocking-Chair Humorist
in his blog Henry’s Western Roundup.


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Pat Buttram, The Rocking-Chair Humorist, by Sandra Grabman, is available through these on-line booksellers:

BearManor Media
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Amazon US