SMILEY (LESTER) BURNETTE - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 295024
Sale Price $324.00
The actor is shown in a black and white publicity photograph for the 1950 western Texas Dynamo
Printed Photograph Signed in Ink: "Smiley Burnette", B/w 10x8. The 1950 western Texas Dynamo was released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Ray Nazarro and starred Charles Starrett, Smiley Burnette and Lois Hall. Actor, singer and songwriter Smiley Burnette (1911-1967), born Lester Alvin Burnette, appeared on vaudeville before joining his friend, Gene Autry, on the radio show, The National Barn Dance. Burnette and Autry broke into films together in 1934 (In Old Santa Fe), and they went on to appear in over 80 Westerns. Burnette, who played Autry's sidekick, Frog Milhouse, also provided comic relief for other Western stars, including Sunset Carson and Charles "Durango Kid" Starrett. A talented musician who played over 100 instruments, Burnette wrote over 300 Western songs, some of which he sang in his films. After retiring from the big screen in 1953, Burnette debuted on the small screen in 1958, appearing as a regular on the TV series, Ranch Party. His best known TV role was as Charley Pratt (1963-1967) on the TV sitcom, Petticoat Junction. Worn at edges. Lightly creased. Ink stamp on verso (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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