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Pat Buttram

Emmett Maxwell Pat Buttram (born June 19, 1915 in Addison, Alabama; died January 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, California) was an American actor, famous for playing the sidekick of Gene Autry. He had a distinctive voice which, in his own words, "... never quite made it through puberty. It has been described as sounding like a handful of gravel thrown in a Mix-Master."

In Gene Autry movies, Pat Buttram played a variety of sidekicks with different names. His first film with Autry was Strawberry Roan in 1948. In 1950, Buttram joined Autry on television on The Gene Autry Show. During the first season, Pat Buttram went by the name Pat or Patrick with a variety of last names. By the second season, he went by his own name, Pat Buttram.

Buttram is also widely-known for his role as the peddler Mr. Haney in the 1965-71 television comedy Green Acres. He also did voice work for a number of animated features such as the wolf Sheriff of Nottingham in Disney's Robin Hood (1973), Napoleon (hound dog) in The Aristocats (1970), Luke (swamp inhabitant) in The Rescuers (1977) and Chief (hunting dog) in The Fox and the Hound (1981). Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans may recognize him as the car salesman in the film Angels Revenge. One of his last roles was a cameo in Back to the Future Part III.Also Oscar (an alley cat) from The Agents Beginning Part 1 (1994).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Pat Buttram Facts

Birth NameMaxwell Emmett Buttram
BirthdayJune 19, 1915
BirthplaceAddison, Alabama, USA
Date of deathJanuary 8, 1994 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 78)
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Pat Buttram compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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