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Gabby Hayes

Biography

Delivered George Francis Hayes, he played the cantankerous sidekick of Roy Rogers in more than 40 films. These films consist of 1935’s Hop-a-long Cassidy, where he performed Uncle Ben. He went to Stannards College while developing up in NY. At age group 17, he still left home to become listed on a stock business to perform within a circus. He performed football semi-professionally before getting an professional. He got wedded to Olive E. Ireland in March 1914, and their relationship lasted 43 years. After Olive passed away in 1957, his heath gradually dropped until he passed away from coronary disease. He made an appearance alongside the fantastic John Wayne in the 1934 film Blue Metal.

Quick Facts


Full Name George "Gabby" Hayes
Date Of Birth May 7, 1885
Died February 9, 1969, Burbank, California, United States
Place Of Birth Stanndards, NY
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Olive E. Ireland
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1 The character of Gabby Johnson in Blazing Saddles (1974) is a tribute to Hayes.
2 Although Hayes publicly claimed Wellsville, New York, as his birthplace, he was actually born in the Hayes Hotel (owned by his father) in Stannards, New York, a tiny hamlet on the outskirts of Wellsville.
3 He hosted a local 15-minute late afternoon show in New York City in the early 1950s, aimed at school aged children (WNBT Ch. 4). This show presented western feature films from the '30s and '40s. Each film would be presented in five installments Monday through Friday. The final installment , or "the showdown", on Friday would coincide with the last day of the school week--a double treat for fans.
4 The Gabby Hayes Show (1956) featured weekly live "Western teleplays" with a different cast each week. Unique even to this day.
5 He was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Radio at 6427 Hollywood Boulevard and for Television at 1724 Vine St.
6 Married one time, to Olive E. Ireland, from 1914-57. She performed in vaudeville under the name Dorothy Earle and thus is often mistaken for film actress/writer Dorothy Earle, and Earle is often mistakenly listed as one of Hayes' wives. For the record, Dorothy Earle the actress/writer was never married to Hayes.
7 Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2000.
8 Western sidekicks Hayes and Smiley Burnette were so popular with audiences that they consistently placed in "top 10" box-office cowboy star polls alongside Gene Autry and Roy Rogers..
9 In real life he was the exact opposite of the characters he played on film. He was well read, well-groomed, serious and highly philosophical.
10 The hero of "Gabby Hayes Western" comics, published by Fawcett Publications from November 1948 until January 1957.
11 Though a long-time western star, he didn't learn to ride a horse until he was 50 years old.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway to Cheyenne 1932 Walrus (as George Hays)
Klondike 1932 Tom Ross (as George Hayes)
The Night Rider 1932 Altoonie (as George F. Hayes)
Love Me Tonight 1932 Grocer (uncredited)
Winner Take All 1932 Interne at Rosario Ranch (uncredited)
The Boiling Point 1932 George Duncan (as George Hays)
Ghost Valley 1932 Dave (uncredited)
The Man from Hell's Edges 1932 Shamrock Cassidy (as George Hayes)
Riders of the Desert 1932 Hashknife Brooks (as George Hayes)
Border Devils 1932 Dude Sanders (as George F. Hayes)
Play-Girl 1932 Dance Hall Tobacconist (uncredited)
Sally of the Subway 1932 Police Lieutenant Paxton (uncredited)
Dragnet Patrol 1931 Private Detective (as George Hayes)
Cavalier of the West 1931 Sheriff Bill Ryan (as Geo. F. Hayes)
Freighters of Destiny 1931 Jim (uncredited)
Oklahoma Jim 1931 Crooked Gambler (uncredited)
The Nevada Buckaroo 1931 Cherokee Williams (as George Hayes)
Pleasure 1931 Motorcycle Cop (as George Hayes)
Big Business Girl 1931 Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
God's Country and the Man 1931 Stingaree Kelly (as George Hayes)
The Stolen Jools 1931 Short Projectionist (as George Hayes)
Dirigible 1931 Parade Official (uncredited)
Top Speed 1930 Western Union Clerk (uncredited)
For the Defense 1930 Ben--Waiter (uncredited)
She Who Gets Slapped 1930 Short Poker Player (uncredited)
Playing Around 1930 Railroad Ticket-Seller (uncredited)
Big News 1929 Reporter Hoffman (as George Hayes)
Smiling Irish Eyes 1929 Taxi Driver (as George Hayes)
Rainbow Man 1929 Bill (as George Hayes)
The Howdy Doody Show 1954 TV Series Gabby Hayes
The Cariboo Trail 1950 Grizzly
El Paso 1949 Pesky Tees
The Untamed Breed 1948 Windy Lucas
Return of the Bad Men 1948 John Pettit
Albuquerque 1948 Juke
Wyoming 1947 Windy Gibson
Trail Street 1947 Billy
Heldorado 1946 Gabby Whittaker
Home in Oklahoma 1946 Gabby Whittaker
Roll on Texas Moon 1946 Gabby Whittaker
Under Nevada Skies 1946 Gabby Whittaker
My Pal Trigger 1946 Gabby Kendrick
Rainbow Over Texas 1946 Sheriff Gabby Whittaker
Badman's Territory 1946 Coyote
Song of Arizona 1946 Gabby Whittaker
Don't Fence Me In 1945 Gabby Whittaker, aka Wildcat Kelly
Sunset in El Dorado 1945 Gabby
Along the Navajo Trail 1945/I Gabby Whittaker
Man from Oklahoma 1945 Gabby Whittaker
Bells of Rosarita 1945 Gabby Whittaker
Utah 1945 Gabby Wittaker
The Big Bonanza 1944 Hap Selby
Lights of Old Santa Fe 1944 Gabby Whittaker
Tall in the Saddle 1944 Dave
Marshal of Reno 1944 Gabby
Tucson Raiders 1944 Gabby Hopkins
Hidden Valley Outlaws 1944 Gabby Hayes
Mojave Firebrand 1944 Gabby Hayes
In Old Oklahoma 1943 Despirit Dean
Death Valley Manhunt 1943 Gabby Hayes
Overland Mail Robbery 1943 Gabby
Wagon Tracks West 1943 Gabby
Bordertown Gun Fighters 1943 Gabby Hayes
The Man from Thunder River 1943 Gabby Whittaker
Calling Wild Bill Elliott 1943 Gabby Hayes
Ridin' Down the Canyon 1942 Gabby
Heart of the Golden West 1942 Gabby
Sunset Serenade 1942 Gabby
Sons of the Pioneers 1942 Gabby Whittaker
Romance on the Range 1942 Gabby
Sunset on the Desert 1942 Gabby Whittaker
South of Santa Fe 1942 Gabby Whittaker
Man from Cheyenne 1942 Gabby Whittaker
Red River Valley 1941 Gabby Whittaker
Jesse James at Bay 1941 Sheriff Gabby Whitaker
Bad Man of Deadwood 1941 Professor Gabby Blackstone
Nevada City 1941 Gabby Chapman
Sheriff of Tombstone 1941 Judge Gabby Whittaker
In Old Cheyenne 1941 Arapahoe Brown
Robin Hood of the Pecos 1941 Gabriel Gabby Hornaday
The Border Legion 1940 Honest John Whittaker
Melody Ranch 1940 Pop Laramie
Young Bill Hickok 1940 Gabby Whitaker
Colorado 1940 Gabby
The Ranger and the Lady 1940 Texas Ranger Sergeant Gabby
The Carson City Kid 1940 Marshal Gabby Whittaker
Wagons Westward 1940 Hardtack (as George Hayes)
Young Buffalo Bill 1940 Gabby Whittaker
Dark Command 1940 Doc Grunch (as George Hayes)
Days of Jesse James 1939 Gabby Whittaker
Saga of Death Valley 1939 Gabby Whittaker
The Arizona Kid 1939 Gabby Whittaker
In Old Monterey 1939 Gabby Whittaker
Wall Street Cowboy 1939 Gabby
Renegade Trail 1939 Marshal Windy (as George Hayes)
In Old Caliente 1939 Gabby
Man of Conquest 1939 Lannie Upchurch (as George Hayes)
Silver on the Sage 1939 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Southward Ho 1939 Gabby Whitaker
Let Freedom Ring 1939 'Pop' Wilkie (as George F. Hayes)
Fighting Thoroughbreds 1939 'Gramps' Montrose (as George Hayes)
The Frontiersmen 1938 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
In Old Mexico 1938 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Sunset Trail 1938 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Pride of the West 1938 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Bar 20 Justice 1938 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Heart of Arizona 1938 Windy (as George Hayes)
Gold Is Where You Find It 1938 Enoch (as George Hayes)
Texas Trail 1937 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Hopalong Rides Again 1937 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Rustlers' Valley 1937 Windy (as George Hayes)
North of the Rio Grande 1937 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Mountain Music 1937 Granpappy Burnside (as George Hayes)
Hills of Old Wyoming 1937 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Borderland 1937 Windy Holliday (as George Hayes)
Trail Dust 1936 Windy (as George Hayes)
The Plainsman 1936 Breezy (as George Hayes)
Hopalong Cassidy Returns 1936 Windy Halliday (as George Hayes)
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie 1936 Bearded Man (as George F. Hayes)
The Texas Rangers 1936 Judge Snow (as George Hayes)
Hearts in Bondage 1936 Ezra (as George Hayes)
I Married a Doctor 1936 Train Station Agent (uncredited)
Three on the Trail 1936 Windy (as George Hayes)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town 1936 Farmer's Spokesman (uncredited)
Song of the Trail 1936 Dan Hobson (as George Hayes)
Call of the Prairie 1936 Shanghai (as George Hayes)
Heart of the West 1936 Windy Jenkins (as George Hayes)
The Lawless Nineties 1936 Maj. Carter (as George Hayes)
Silver Spurs 1936 Drag Harlan (as George Hayes)
Valley of the Lawless 1936 Grandpaw Jenkins (as George Hayes)
Hitch Hike Lady 1935 Miner (as George Hayes)
Swifty 1935 Sheriff Dan Hughes (as George F. Hayes)
Bar 20 Rides Again 1935 Windy (as George Hayes)
The Eagle's Brood 1935 Bartender Spike (as George Hayes)
1,000 Dollars a Minute 1935 New Deal Watson (as George Hayes)
The Throwback 1935 Ford Cruze (as George Hayes)
Thunder Mountain 1935 Foley (as George F. Hayes)
Tumbling Tumbleweeds 1935 Dr. Parker (as George Hayes)
Welcome Home 1935 Charles Rogers (uncredited)
The Farmer Takes a Wife 1935 Lucas (uncredited)
Hop-Along Cassidy 1935 Uncle Ben (as George Hayes)
Honeymoon Limited 1935 Jasper Pinkham (as George Hayes)
Ladies Crave Excitement 1935 Dan McCloskey (as George Hayes)
Justice of the Range 1935 John Coffin, known as Pegleg Sanderson (as George F. Hayes)
The Headline Woman 1935 Police Desk Sgt. Duffy (as George Hayes)
The Hoosier Schoolmaster 1935 Pearson (as George Hayes)
Tombstone Terror 1935 Soupy Baxter (as George Hayes)
Smokey Smith 1935 Blaze Bart (as George Hayes)
Rainbow Valley 1935 George Hale (as George Hayes)
The Outlaw Tamer 1935 Cactus Barnes (as Geo. S. Hayes)
The Lost City 1935/I Butterfield (as Geo. F. Hayes)
Death Flies East 1935 Wotkyns (as George Hayes)
Texas Terror 1935 Sheriff Ed Williams (as George Hayes)
'Neath the Arizona Skies 1934 Matt Downing (uncredited)
The Lawless Frontier 1934 Dusty (as George Hayes)
In Old Santa Fe 1934 Cactus (as George Hayes)
The Brand of Hate 1934 Bill Larkins (as George Hayes)
The Man from Hell 1934 Banker Colonel Campbell (as George Hayes)
The Star Packer 1934 Matt Matlock (as George Hayes)
Randy Rides Alone 1934 Marvin Black aka Matt the Mute (as George Hayes)
Monte Carlo Nights 1934 Inspector Nick Gunby (as George Hayes)
The Man from Utah 1934 Marshal George Higgins (as George Hayes)
Blue Steel 1934 Sheriff Jake Withers (as George Hayes)
City Limits 1934 Charlie Carter (as George Hayes)
Bedlam of Beards 1934 Short
House of Mystery 1934 David Fells (as George Hayes)
The Lost Jungle 1934/I Doctor - Dirigible Passenger [Ch. 1] (as George Hayes)
Mystery Liner 1934 Joe, the watchman (as George Hayes)
Beggars in Ermine 1934 Joe Wilson (as George Hayes)
West of the Divide 1934 Dusty (as George Hayes)
The Lucky Texan 1934 Jake Benson (as George Hayes)
Riders of Destiny 1933 Charlie Denton (as George Hayes)
Ship of Wanted Men 1933 Crewman (as George Hayes)
The Devil's Mate 1933 Collins (as George Hayes)
Ranger's Code 1933 Baxter (as George Hayes)
Skyway 1933 George Taylor (as George Hayes)
Galloping Romeo 1933 Grizzly (as George Hayes)
The Fugitive 1933 Judge Tyler (as George Hayes)
The Fighting Texans 1933 Pop Martin (as George Hayes)
The Sphinx 1933 Det. Casey (uncredited)
The Gallant Fool 1933 Dad Denton (as George Hayes)
The Return of Casey Jones 1933 Timothy Shine (as George F. Hayes)
Trailing North 1933 Flash Ryan (as George Hayes)
The Phantom Broadcast 1933 Police Lieutenant (as George Hayes)
Breed of the Border 1933 Chuck Wiggins (as George Hayes)
Crashin' Broadway 1932 J. Talbot Thorndyke / John Griswold (as George Hayes)
Self Defense 1932 Jury Foreman (as George Hayes)
The Fighting Champ 1932 Pete (as George Hayes)
Wild Horse Mesa 1932 Slack (as George Hayes)
Texas Buddies 1932 Si Haller (as George Hayes)
Hidden Valley 1932 Gavin Henchman (Dark Hat) (as George Hayes)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Albuquerque 1948 performer: "De Camptown Races" - as Gabby Hayes
Badman's Territory 1946 as Gabby Hayes, performer: "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie", uncredited / performer: "Oh, Susanna" - uncredited
Lights of Old Santa Fe 1944 performer: "The Cowpoke Polka", "Lights of Old Santa Fe"
Sunset Serenade 1942 performer: "Mavourneen O'Shea"
Sons of the Pioneers 1942 performer: "He's Gone, He's Gone Up the Trail"
Romance on the Range 1942 performer: "O-o-oh, Wonderful World"
Man from Cheyenne 1942 performer: "Happy Cowboy" - uncredited
Sheriff of Tombstone 1941 performer: "Old Skyball Paint"
Young Bill Hickok 1940 performer: "Up and Down the Prairie" - uncredited
Young Buffalo Bill 1940 performer: "Rollin' Down to Santa Fe" - uncredited
In Old Monterey 1939 performer: "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" 1843 - uncredited
In Old Caliente 1939 performer: "We're Not Coming Out Tonight"
Gold Is Where You Find It 1938 performer: "I Gotta Get Back to My Gal" 1937 - uncredited
Love Me Tonight 1932 performer: "That's the Song of Paree" 1932 - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wide Wide World 1958 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1958 TV Series Himself
Howdy Doody 1956 TV Series Himself
The Gabby Hayes Show 1956 TV Series Himself - Host
The Name's the Same 1954 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest / Himself - Contestant
I've Got a Secret 1953 TV Series Himself - Guest
What's My Line? 1951 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
The Gabby Hayes Show 1951 TV Series Himself - Host
Meet the Stars #8: Stars Past and Present 1941 Documentary short Himself
Meet the Stars #7: Meet Roy Rogers 1941 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Years of John Wayne 2007 TV Short documentary
Hopalong Cassidy: Public Hero #1 2001 TV Movie documentary Windy Halliday (uncredited)
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs 2000 TV Movie documentary
Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys 1992 Documentary Himself
It's Howdy Doody Time 1987 TV Special Himself
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 1976 as Gabby Hayes
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary
City of Lost Men 1966 Butterfield (as George Hayes)
'Neath Arizona Skies 1962 Short Uncle George (as 'Gabby' Hayes)
Battle of the Buttes 1952 Short as 'Gabby' Hayes
Law of the Trigger 1952 Short Windy
Border Justice 1951 Short as 'Gabby' Hayes
Bar 20 Rides Again 1950 Short
Heart of the West 1950 Short as 'Gabby' Hayes
Three on a Trail 1950 Short as 'Gabby' Hayes
City of Lost Men 1940 Butterfield (as George Hayes)
The Painted Trail 1938 Galloping Romeo footage (uncredited)
The Lost City 1935/III Butterfield
The Lost City 1935/II Butterfield (as George Hayes)
The Lost Jungle 1934/II Doctor (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 8 February 1960. At 1724 Vine Street.
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Radio On 8 February 1960. At 6427 Hollywood Blvd.


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#Quote
1 [on westerns] I hate 'em. Really can't stand 'em. They always are the same. You have so few plots--the stagecoach holdup, the rustlers, the mortgage gag, the mine setting and the retired gunslinger.
2 [on John Wayne] He's my boy. He's the best. Couldn't think more of him if he was my own son.

#Trademark
1 Roles in westerns
2 "Old Prospector" style
3 Catchphrases "yer durn tootin" and "young whipper snapper"

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