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Pat Buttram
Born:  June 19, 1915
Died:  January 8, 1994
Hollywood Walk of Fame (1988)
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

September 12, 1935
WLS Barn Dance
Centennial and Homecoming
Paw Paw, IL
Pat Buttram

September 13, 1935
WLS Barn Dance
Miami County Fair
Converse, IN
Pat Buttram

September 15, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
The Mart
Muskegon, MI
Pat Buttram

September 17, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Civic Auditorium
Grand Rapids, MI
Pat Buttram

September 18, 1935
WLS Barn Dance (1935 Edition)
Oakland Theatre
Pontiac, MI
Pat Buttram

September 22, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance (1935 Edition)
McFerren Theatre
Hoopeston, IL
Pat Buttram

September 25, 1935
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Winnebago County Fair
Oshkosh, WI
Pat Buttram

September 6, 1936
WLS Barn Dance
Calumet County Fair
Chilton, WI
Pat Buttram

September 7, 1936
WLS On Parade
Dickinson County Fair
Norway, MI
Pat Buttram

September 8, 1936
WLS Merry-Go-Round
State Theatre
Rhinelander, WI
Pat Buttram

September 9, 1936
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Rialto Theatre
Gladstone, MI
Pat Buttram

September 10, 1936
WLS On Parade
Central Wisconsin State Fair
Marshfield, WI
Pat Buttram

September 11, 1936
WLS Barn Dance
Crawford County Fair
Gays Mills, WI
Pat Buttram

September 13, 1936
WLS Round-Up
McFerren Theatre
Hoopeston, IL
Pat Buttram

September 14, 1936
WLS Barn Dance Show
Mt. Vernon State Fair
Mt. Vernon, IL
Pat Buttram

September 15, 1936
WLS Merry-Go-Round
American Legion Hall
Mason City, IL
Pat Buttram

September 16, 1936
WLS Barn Dance
Mercer County Fair
Aledo, IL
Pat Buttram

September 20, 1936
WLS Barn Dance Show
Portage Theatre
Portage, WI
Pat Buttram

September 21, 1936
WLS Barn Dance Show
McLeod County Fair
Hutchinson, MN
Pat Buttram

September 22, 1936
WLS On Parade
Orpheum Theatre
Fergus Falls, MN
Pat Buttram

September 23, 1936
WLS On Parade
Rialto Theatre
Grand Rapids, MI
Pat Buttram

September 29, 1936
WLS National Barn Dance
Plumb Theatre
Streator, IL
Pat Buttram

September 30, 1936
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Bangor Apple Show
Bangor, MI
Pat Buttram

September 1, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Whiteside County Fair
Morrison, IL
Pat Buttram

September 2, 1937
WLS Roundup
Sauk County Fair
Baraboo, WI
Pat Buttram

September 3, 1937
WLS On Parade
Blakes Prairie Fair
Bloomington, WI
Pat Buttram

September 3, 1937
WLS On Parade
Blakes Prairie Fair
Bloomington, WI
Pat Buttram

September 5, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Kiwanis Club Show
Petersburg, IL
Pat Buttram

September 5, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Kiwanis Club Show
Petersburg, IL
Pat Buttram

September 7, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Oceana County Fair
Hart, MI
Pat Buttram

September 7, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Oceana County Fair
Hart, MI
Pat Buttram

September 8, 1937

The Sandwich Fair
Sandwich, IL
Pat Buttram

September 8, 1937
WLS Acts
The Sandwich Fair
Sandwich, IL
Pat Buttram

September 9, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Shawano County Fair
Shawano, WI
Pat Buttram

September 10, 1937
WLS On Parade
Allamkee County Fair
Waukon, IA
Pat Buttram

September 10, 1937
WLS On Parade
Allamakee County Fair
Waukon, IA
Pat Buttram

September 12, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, KY
Pat Buttram

September 12, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, KY
Pat Buttram

September 13, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Newton County Fair
Newton County, IN
Pat Buttram

September 13, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
New County Fair
Newton County, IN
Pat Buttram

September 14, 1937
WLS On Parade
Jackson County Fair
Black River Falls, WI
Pat Buttram

September 14, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
Central Burnette County Fair
Black River Falls, WI
Pat Buttram

September 15, 1937
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Richland County Fair
Richland Center, WI
Pat Buttram

September 15, 1937
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Richland County Fair
Richland Center, WI
Pat Buttram

September 21, 1937

Schuyler Service Company Annual Meeting
Rushville, IL
Pat Buttram

September 21, 1937

Schuyler Service Company Annual Meeting
Rushville, IL
Pat Buttram

September 26, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Fountain Park Benefit
Remington, IN
Pat Buttram

September 26, 1937
WLS Barn Dance Show
Fountain Park Benefit
Remington, IN
Pat Buttram

September 27, 1937
WLS On Parade
Criterion Theater
Poplar Bluffs, MO
Pat Buttram

September 27, 1937
WLS On Parade
Criterion Theater
Poplar Bluffs, MO
Pat Buttram

September 28, 1937
WLS On Parade
Mississippi County Fair
Blytheville, AR
Pat Buttram

September 28, 1937
WLS On Parade
Mississippi County Fair
Blytheville, AR
Pat Buttram

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