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Pat Buttram
Born:  June 19, 1915
Died:  January 8, 1994
WLS National Barn Dance

About The Artist

He could be heard on the early morning shows or at noon and occasionally on the Barn Dance. He brought some choice backwoods humor of the old South to his performances. They said he often got asked, "Is that his natural voice or is he just putting on?" He was a natural.

Had a unique description of his 'potato-floater', but we don't know what that was. He was quite a philosopher on top of being a comedian.

He also used his comedy talents on occasion as the master of ceremonies for the Barn Dance show. His '...uncertain voice wends its way through side-splitting comedy ever Saturday night.'

Back around 1939, he had his own program called "Buttram's Palatial Palace of Wonders."

Timeline and Trivia Notes

  • Native of Winston County, Alabama
  • Son of a rural minister

Appearance History This Month

August 8, 1937
Magee Theater Evansville, WI
WLS Smile-A-While Gang
August 12, 1937
Iowa Theatre Cedar Rapids, IA
WLS National Barn Dance
August 13, 1937
La Crosse Interstate Fair La Crosse, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
August 16, 1937
Clark Theatre Louisian, MO
WLS National Barn Dance
August 17, 1937
Montgomery County Fair Coffeyville, KS
WLS National Barn Dance
August 19, 1937
Palace Theatre Luverne, MN
WLS On Parade
August 20, 1937
Benton County Fair St. Cloud, MN
WLS National Barn Dance
August 22, 1937
Great Darke County Fair Greenville, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
August 23, 1937
Morgan County Fair Jacksonville, IL
WLS On Parade
August 25, 1937
Sevia Homecoming Servia, IN

August 27, 1937
County Fair Fiarbury, IL
WLS Barn Dance
August 29, 1937
Grant County Fair Fairmount, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
August 30, 1937
Graham Farms Fair Washington, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
August 31, 1937
The Newman Fair Newman, IL

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