Pat Buttram

Born Jun 19, 1915

Maxwell Emmett "Pat" Buttram was an American actor, known for playing the sidekick of Gene Autry and for playing the character of Mr. Haney in the television series Green Acres. 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".… Read More

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1915 Birth Born on June 19, 1915.


1936 21 Years Old In 1936, Buttram married Dorothy McFadden. The couple adopted a daughter but divorced in 1946.


1948 33 Years Old Buttram's first Autry film was Strawberry Roan in 1948. … Read More
1952 37 Years Old In 1952, he married actress Sheila Ryan; the marriage ended with her death in 1975. … Read More


1965 50 Years Old Buttram is remembered for his role as Mr. Haney (Eustace Haney) in the 1965–1971 CBS television comedy Green Acres. … Read More
1971 56 Years Old Buttram made the oft-quoted observation about the 1971 "rural purge", in which CBS cancelled many programs with a rural-related theme or setting: "CBS canceled everything with a tree — including Lassie", referring to the cancellations of Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction.


1980 65 Years Old Buttram retired from acting in 1980 and made his home in his native Winston County, Alabama. … Read More
1993 78 Years Old Buttram was a staunch Republican who helped Ronald W. Reagan spice up his speeches with political quips. In 1993, Buttram expressed surprise that with the inauguration of Bill Clinton and Al Gore as US President and Vice President, respectively, so many Hollywood actors were "taken with that whole country-boy image they tried to project." … Read More
1994 79 Years Old Buttram died in 1994 at the age of seventy-eight of renal failure in Los Angeles, California. … Read More
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