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Also Known As: Lester Alvin Burnette Died: June 7, 1967
Born: March 18, 1911 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: Summum, Illinois, USA Profession: actor, songwriter, comedian

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Smiley Burnette worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Burnette began his acting career with roles in such films as the western "In Old Santa Fe" (1934) with Ken Maynard, "Melody Trail" (1935) and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (1935). He also appeared in "Waterfront Lady" (1935), the western "The Phantom Empire" (1935) with Gene Autry and the Gene Autry musical "The Singing Vagabond" (1935). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm" (1937), "The Old Corral" (1937) and "Springtime in the Rockies" (1937). He also appeared in the Gene Autry musical "Yodelin' Kid From Pine Ridge" (1937). In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "Down Mexico Way" (1941), "Under Fiesta Stars" (1941) and "Ridin' on a Rainbow" (1941). He also appeared in "Heart of the Rio Grande" (1942) and "Heart of the Golden West" (1942). Burnette last acted on "Green Acres" (1965-1971). Smiley Burnette passed away in June 1967 at the age of 56.

Smiley Burnette worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Burnette began his acting career with roles in such films as the western "In Old Santa Fe" (1934) with Ken Maynard, "Melody Trail" (1935) and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (1935). He also appeared in "Waterfront Lady" (1935), the western "The Phantom Empire" (1935) with Gene Autry and the Gene Autry musical "The Singing Vagabond" (1935). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm" (1937), "The Old Corral" (1937) and "Springtime in the Rockies" (1937). He also appeared in the Gene Autry musical "Yodelin' Kid From Pine Ridge" (1937). In the latter part of his career, he tackled roles in "Down Mexico Way" (1941), "Under Fiesta Stars" (1941) and "Ridin' on a Rainbow" (1941). He also appeared in "Heart of the Rio Grande" (1942) and "Heart of the Golden West" (1942). Burnette last acted on "Green Acres" (1965-1971). Smiley Burnette passed away in June 1967 at the age of 56.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Last of the Pony Riders (1953) Smiley Burnette
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 Saginaw Trail (1953) Smiley Burnette
3.
 Winning of the West (1953) Smiley Burnette
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 Goldtown Ghost Riders (1953) Smiley Burnette
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 Pack Train (1953) Smiley Burnette
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 On Top of Old Smoky (1953) Smiley Burnette
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 Laramie Mountains (1952) Sgt. Smiley Burnette
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 Smoky Canyon (1952) Smiley Burnette
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 The Hawk of Wild River (1952) Smiley Burnette
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 Junction City (1952) Smiley Burnette
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wife:
Dallas Burnette. Survived him.

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