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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

September 12, 1935
Centennial and Homecoming Paw Paw, IL
WLS Barn Dance
September 13, 1935
Miami County Fair Converse, IN
WLS Barn Dance
September 15, 1935
The Mart Muskegon, MI
WLS National Barn Dance
September 17, 1935
Civic Auditorium Grand Rapids, MI
WLS National Barn Dance
September 18, 1935
Oakland Theatre Pontiac, MI
WLS Barn Dance (1935 Edition)
September 22, 1935
McFerren Theatre Hoopeston, IL
WLS National Barn Dance (1935 Edition)
September 25, 1935
Winnebago County Fair Oshkosh, WI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
September 6, 1936
Calumet County Fair Chilton, WI
WLS Barn Dance
September 7, 1936
Dickinson County Fair Norway, MI
WLS On Parade
September 8, 1936
State Theatre Rhinelander, WI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
September 9, 1936
Rialto Theatre Gladstone, MI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
September 10, 1936
Central Wisconsin State Fair Marshfield, WI
WLS On Parade
September 11, 1936
Crawford County Fair Gays Mills, WI
WLS Barn Dance
September 13, 1936
McFerren Theatre Hoopeston, IL
WLS Round-Up
September 14, 1936
Mt. Vernon State Fair Mt. Vernon, IL
WLS Barn Dance Show
September 15, 1936
American Legion Hall Mason City, IL
WLS Merry-Go-Round
September 16, 1936
Mercer County Fair Aledo, IL
WLS Barn Dance
September 20, 1936
Portage Theatre Portage, WI
WLS Barn Dance Show
September 21, 1936
McLeod County Fair Hutchinson, MN
WLS Barn Dance Show
September 22, 1936
Orpheum Theatre Fergus Falls, MN
WLS On Parade
September 23, 1936
Rialto Theatre Grand Rapids, MI
WLS On Parade
September 29, 1936
Plumb Theatre Streator, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
September 30, 1936
Bangor Apple Show Bangor, MI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
September 1, 1937
Whiteside County Fair Morrison, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
September 2, 1937
Sauk County Fair Baraboo, WI
WLS Roundup
September 3, 1937
Blakes Prairie Fair Bloomington, WI
WLS On Parade
September 3, 1937
Blakes Prairie Fair Bloomington, WI
WLS On Parade
September 5, 1937
Kiwanis Club Show Petersburg, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
September 5, 1937
Kiwanis Club Show Petersburg, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
September 7, 1937
Oceana County Fair Hart, MI
WLS National Barn Dance
September 7, 1937
Oceana County Fair Hart, MI
WLS National Barn Dance
September 8, 1937
The Sandwich Fair Sandwich, IL

September 8, 1937
The Sandwich Fair Sandwich, IL
WLS Acts
September 9, 1937
Shawano County Fair Shawano, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
September 10, 1937
Allamkee County Fair Waukon, IA
WLS On Parade
September 10, 1937
Allamakee County Fair Waukon, IA
WLS On Parade
September 12, 1937
Kentucky State Fair Louisville, KY
WLS National Barn Dance
September 12, 1937
Kentucky State Fair Louisville, KY
WLS National Barn Dance
September 13, 1937
Newton County Fair Newton County, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
September 13, 1937
New County Fair Newton County, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
September 14, 1937
Jackson County Fair Black River Falls, WI
WLS On Parade
September 14, 1937
Central Burnette County Fair Black River Falls, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
September 15, 1937
Richland County Fair Richland Center, WI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
September 15, 1937
Richland County Fair Richland Center, WI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
September 21, 1937
Schuyler Service Company Annual Meeting Rushville, IL

September 21, 1937
Schuyler Service Company Annual Meeting Rushville, IL

September 26, 1937
Fountain Park Benefit Remington, IN
WLS Barn Dance Show
September 26, 1937
Fountain Park Benefit Remington, IN
WLS Barn Dance Show
September 27, 1937
Criterion Theater Poplar Bluffs, MO
WLS On Parade
September 27, 1937
Criterion Theater Poplar Bluffs, MO
WLS On Parade
September 28, 1937
Mississippi County Fair Blytheville, AR
WLS On Parade
September 28, 1937
Mississippi County Fair Blytheville, AR
WLS On Parade

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