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Smiley Burnette
Original name: Lester Burnette
Birth: Mar. 18, 1911
Death: Feb. 16, 1967

Musician, Actor. Born Lester Alvin Burnett, in Summum, Illinois, he began his career at a local radio station and in Vaudeville. A talented musician, he played 100 instruments proficiently and worked with Gene Autry on the radio show "The National Barn Dance", known as Simley. In 1934, with Gene Autry, he made his debut in the movie "In Old Santa Fe" as Gene's sidekick Frog Milhouse and they worked together in over 80 Westerns. He also wrote and recorded over 300 western songs, singing many of them in films. For television, he was a regular on the music show "Ozark Jubilee" and appeared as railroad engineer, Charlie Pratt, on "Petticoat Junction" from 1963 until his death in Encino, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Leukemia
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sheltering Hills, #266
GPS (lat/lon): 34.14807, -118.32537
 
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Record added: Apr 17, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5154
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