Monday, April 7, 2008

Pat Buttram - 'Mr. Haney' on "Green Acres"

Pat Buttram's movie career began in the 1940s. He played various characters in Gene Autry's westerns, and continued on Autry's tv show in the early 1950s. His roles invariably were comedic.

While he appeared as a guest star on many tv shows throughout the 1950s into the 1990s, he will always be remembered as 'Mr. Haney' on the mid-1960s tv sitcom, "Green Acres", which starred Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. The character was a salesman who was always trying to peddle some item or service to 'Mr. and Mrs. Douglas', the characters played by Albert and Gabor.

In 1980 I sent Mr. Buttram this photo, which he signed and returned to me within a week.