Sunday, February 21, 2016

Smiley Burnette-Maurice del Bourgo-1947

Growing up, Smiley Burnette was the friendly Charlie the Engineer on TV's PETTICOAT JUNCTION. Little did I realize then that this was the tail end of a long and successful career as "Frog Millhouse," the fairly ubiquitous sidekick to Gene Autry and other B movie cowboys. Here we see explained his rise to his early fame and success.

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