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Pat Buttram - Off His Rocker 1962

On: Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pat Buttram
Maxwell Emmett Buttram
Jun 19 1915 - Jan 08 1994 age 78
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    Pat Buttram is nearly six feet tall, especially standing up.
    He is overweight and underpublicized.
    He does not drink, smoke, or wear suede shoes.
    He was born in Alabama and made his debut as an entertainer there while attending college.  Before graduating he had become a radio personality and was making more money than he could spend.  He left college in his junior year and has since learned to spend more money than he can make.
    Young Mr. Buttram--who looks deceptively middle-aged because he refuses to wear knickers--is an authority on the Civil War and spends many hours looking for loopholes in Robert E. Lee's surrender agreement.
    His other hobbies include humming softly, weaving pewterware, and watching bananas ripen.
    He has been called "the nicest guy in show business" by many insincere people.
    Pat Buttram has more friends than he can count, which is not so much a tribute to his sweet personality as it is an indictment of his failure to complete his college mathematics course.
    Additional information is available in The Last of The Mohicans, by James Fenimor'e Cooper.

    As the star of his own CBS Radio program, Pat Buttram is heard five days a week by the fortunate listeners in Southern California to whom he broadcasts his unique blend of topical humor, wry comment, and hilarious stories.  He is one of the most oft-quoted personalities in Hollywood today.
    In addition to radio, where he has been at home since migrating to Chicago from his native South, Buttram appeared in over a hundred motion pictures and television shows with Gene Autry, back in the days when that baseball magnate was riding horsehides with the horses still in them.  Autry aficionados will remember Pat as the bearded sidekick who contributed comedy to Autry's outdoor epics by falling in the water trough, stealing pies from the cook, and other such antics.
    But when Autry turned from pictures to pitchers, Pat shaved his beard, put on his clean shirt, and unleashed his real wit.  In recent years, he has made guest appearances with George Gobel, Jack Paar, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Ed Sullivan, "The Real McCoys," and Jim Backus, both as himself and in various character roles.
    A favorite of Arthur Godfrey, he has paid a number of hilarious visits to the Ol' Redhead's network shows.
    A new facet of Pat's talent was brought to light when he was asked to preside as Toastmaster of a dinner honoring Steve Allen in Hollywood.  He was such a riotous hit that he has been besieged with similar offers ever since and has scored equally smashing appearances at dinners honoring Jack Oakie, George Jessel, Walter Brennan, Casey Stengel, and Desi Arnaz.
    This album was recorded before a live audience in Hollywood, and if the genuine enthusiasm they display on the record herein is any kind of weathervane, the outlook for other audiences throughout America is bright and sunny.
    After twenty-five years of learning his trade, Pat Buttram is ready to be launched into orbit as a shining new star.
    All of the material in this album was written by Hal Kanter and Milt Josefsberg.  Kanter and Josefsberg are 12' 3" tall, weigh 397 pounds, and have five children.  Their hobby is Pat Buttram.

01 Me And Three
02 Teenagers
03 Etiquette
04 Toys
05 San Fernando Valley
06 The High Cost Of Dying
07 Recordings
08 Fairy Tales
09 Human Nature

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Pat Buttram ‎- As I Look Into Your Faces 1961


1 comments on "Pat Buttram - Off His Rocker 1962"

Media Funhouse said...

Solid cornpone standup. And you don't often hear jokes about "Tell Laura I Love Her" anymore....


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