Smiley Burnette

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Birthday
18, 1911
Birthplace
Summon, IL
Death Date
Feb 16, 1967 (55)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1911
Birthplace
Summon, IL
Death Date
Feb 16, 1967 (55)

About

Country music singer and actor whose career spanned four decades. He was known for appearing on television alongside Gene Autry.

Before Fame

He started singing at a young age and worked at the Illinois radio station WDZ-AM in 1929.

Trivia

He opened a restaurant drive-in chain called The Checkered Shirt in the 1950s.

Family Life

He was born into a Midwestern family that owned their own restaurant chain for a number of years.

Associated With

Leon Russell recorded some of his songs.

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