Well, it looks like koelb4 got the most right answers.. t hat must be because he's the OLDEST one heh.. he's also a smart-ass!.. (someone I've known since I was 16.. good lord.. and to think.. he's still alive!
Here are your answers.. and my response.. Charilie Ruggles I adore, he mostly played silly characters that made me smile and I think they made me love him all the more.
Stephen Boyd was just plain knock-out gorgeous! lol..
Gabby Hayes I was in love with..he did a darn good job protecting Roy and the others, I guess I figured he could do the same for me.. plus he was grubby looking..which was good! As a kid it meant you didn't have to take a bath every single night! lol..
Smiley Burnett was another sidekick.. they were always good for comic relief!
And again.. i loved Sterling Holloway.. another man who played comedy so well. And ohhhh those so many voices I will hear in my head forever!...
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he appeared in 143 movies and television shows..including "the Ruggles"television show.
Charles Ruggles had one of the longest careers in Hollywood, lasting more than 60 years and encompassing more than 100 films. He made his film debut in 1914 in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914) and worked steadily after that. He was memorabley paired with Mary Boland in a series of comedies in the early 1930s, and was one of the stand outs in the all-star comedy If I Had a Million (1932), as a harried, much-put-upon man who finally goes berserk in a china shop. Ruggles' slight stature and distinctive mannerisms - his fluttery, jumpy manner of speaking, his often befuddled look whenever events seemed about to overwhelm him, which was often - endeared him to generations of movie goers. Memorable as Maj. Applegate the big-game hunter in the classic screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938). Many will remember him as the narrator of the "Aesop's Fables" segment of the animated cartoon "The Bullwinkle Show" (1961).
Stephen appeared in only 57 movies and television.. best known for his part in Ben Hur.
By 1956 he signed a seven-year contract with 20th Century-Fox. This led to his first film role, as an Irish spy for the Nazis in The Man Who Never Was (1956), a job he was offered by legendary producer Alexander Korda. William Wyler was so struck by Boyd's performance in that film that he asked Fox to lend him Boyd, resulting in Boyd's being cast in what is probably his most famous role, that of Messala in the classic Ben-Hur (1959) opposite Charlton Heston. He was honored for his work by receiving a Golden Globe award but was surprisingly bypassed on Oscar night. Still under contract with Fox, Boyd waited around to play the role of Marc Anthony in Cleopatra (1963) opposite Elizabeth Taylor. However, Taylor became so seriously ill that the production was delayed for months, which caused Boyd and other actors to withdraw from the film and move on to other projects.
Boyd made several films under contract before going independent. One of the highlights was the Fantastic Voyage (1966), a science-fiction film about a crew of scientists miniaturized and injected into the human body as if in inner space. Boyd also received a nomination for his role of Insp. Jongman in Lisa (1962) (aka The Inspector) co-starring with Dolores Hart.
George "gabby" Hayes..
Gabby Hayes appeared in 186 movies and television including The Gabby Hayes Show in 1950
He gained fame as Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick Windy Halliday in many films between 1936-39. Leaving the Cassidy films, he was legally precluded from using the "Windy" nickname, and so took on the sobriquet "Gabby", and was so billed from about 1940. One of the few sidekicks to land on the annual list of Top Ten Western Boxoffice Stars, he did so repeatedly. In his early films he alternated between whiskered comic relief sidekicks and clean-shaven bad guys, but by the later 1930s he worked almost exclusively as a Western sidekick to stars such as John Wayne Roy Rogers and Randolph Scott. After his last film, in 1950, he starred as the host of a network television show devoted to stories of the old West for children, "The Gabby Hayes Show" (1950).
Smiley Burnett appeared in 147 movies and television. Best known as Gene Autrey's sidekick.
Always interested in music, he was friends with Gene Autry and worked with him on the radio show "The National Barn Dance". When Westerns became a big draw with sound, the studios were always on the lookout for singing cowboys. In 1934, both Gene and Smiley made their debuts in 'In Old Santa Fe (1934)'. Smiley became well known as Gene's plump sidekick Frog Milhouse and they worked together in over 80 Westerns. After Gene, Smiley provided the comic relief for other cowboy stars at Republic such as Sunset Carson and Charles 'Durango Kid' Starrett. He also provided a lot of the music as he wrote over 300 western songs and sang quite a few in the films. Smiley was the first supporting actor to regularly appear on the Top Ten Western money-maker list. He became well known for his white horse with the black circle around one eye. When he used a team of white horses, as when he was 'Spec Specialist' Smiley Burnette, each white horse had one black circle around one eye. When the 'B' movie Western reign ended in 1953, Smiley retired from the screen. He made occasional appearances on television including being a regular on the music show "Ozark Jubilee (1959)". His last performance was as railroad engineer Charlie Pratt on "Petticoat Junction" from 1963-67.
Character actor Sterling Holloway appeared in 163 movies and television shows.
Holloway spent his early years as an actor playing comic juveniles on the stage. His bushy reddish-blond hair and trademark near-falsetto voice made him a natural for sound pictures, and he acted in scores of talkies, although he had made his picture debut in silents. His physical image and voice relegated him almost exclusively to comic roles, but in 1945, director Lewis Milestone cast him more or less against type in the classic war film A Walk in the Sun (1945), where Holloway's portrayal of a reluctant soldier was quite notable. He played frequently on television, becoming familiar to baby-boomers in a recurring role as Uncle Oscar on "Adventures of Superman" (1952), and later in television series of his own. His later work as the voice of numerous characters in Disney cartoons brought him new audiences and many fans, especially for his voicing of beloved Winnie the Pooh