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Gabby Hayes

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Birthday
7, 1885
Birthplace
Stanndards, NY
Death Date
Feb 9, 1969 (83)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1885
Birthplace
Stanndards, NY
Death Date
Feb 9, 1969 (83)

About

Born George Francis Hayes, he played the cantankerous sidekick of Roy Rogers in over 40 movies. These films include 1935's Hop-a-long Cassidy, in which he played Uncle Ben.

Before Fame

He attended Stannards School while growing up in New York. At age 17, he left home to join a stock company to perform in a circus.

Trivia

He played baseball semi-professionally before becoming an actor.

Family Life

He got married to Olive E. Ireland in March 1914, and their marriage lasted 43 years. After Olive died in 1957, his heath steadily declined until he died from cardiovascular disease.

Associated With

He appeared alongside the great John Wayne in the 1934 film Blue Steel.