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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

June 14, 1936
Firemen's Park Waterloo, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
June 15, 1936
Wheeler High School Gymnasium Wheeler, IN
WLS National Barn Dance (1936 Edition)
June 15, 1936
Crystal Falls, MI
WLS On Parade
June 16, 1936
Palace Theatre Santiago, WI
WLS National Barn Dance
June 17, 1936
Grand Theatre New London, WI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
June 18, 1936
Grand Theatre Port Washington, WI
WLS Merry-Go-Round
June 21, 1936
Good Templar Park Geneva, IL

June 22, 1936
Edna Theatre Gibson City, IL
WLS National Barn Dance (1936 Edition)
June 28, 1936
Fairgrounds Chilton, WI
Calumet County Cheese Picnic
June 30, 1936
Kerredge Theatre Hancock, MI
WLS On Parade
June 6, 1937
Miami County Fairgrounds Troy, OH

June 7, 1937
Grand Theatre Bluffton, IN
WLS On Parade
June 9, 1937
Drake Theatre Chicago, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
June 13, 1937
Seneca County Fairgrounds Tiffin, OH
WLS National Barn Dance
June 14, 1937
Grand Theatre Paulding , OH
WLS On Parade
June 15, 1937
Indiana Theatre Richmond, IN
WLS Merry-Go-Round
June 16, 1937
Portage Theatre Chicago, IL
WLS Barn Dance Show
June 20, 1937
Fairfield County Fairgrounds Lancaster, OH
WLS Barn Dance Show
June 21, 1937
Clinton Theatre St. Johns, MI
WLS On Parade
June 22, 1937
Tibbits Theatre Coldwater , MI
WLS National Barn Dance
June 23, 1937
Strand Theatre Kendallville, IN
WLS National Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
June 24, 1937
Huntington Theatre Huntington, IN
WLS National Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
June 27, 1937
Myers Theatre Francesville, IN

June 28, 1937
Palace Theatre Crown Point, IN
WLS National Barn Dance
June 29, 1937
Colonial Theatre Bicknell, IN
WLS National Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
June 30, 1937
Casey Theatre Casey, IL
WLS National Barn Dance
June 6, 1938
Schroeder Hotel Milwaukee, WI

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