The 1941 WLS Family Album:

Pat Buttram (photographed by Fons Ianelli)

Curator's note: Pat Buttram (1915-1994) began broadcasting on WLS in 1933 after he was interviewed in an audience-participation broadcast at the Chicago World's Fair. From 1950 until 1956 he appeared in films (and on television) as Gene Autry's sidekick. From 1965 until 1971 he assumed the role of "Mr. Haney" on CBS television's "Green Acres". He played character roles in numerous films and was an often-used voice in Disney pictures. Born Emmett Maxwell Buttram in Winston County, Alabama, Pat was the son of a Methodist preacher. (You can also see Pat featured in the 1954 WLS Family Album).

Pat Buttram, faced with a map of the wold, points out the only part of it that matters to him---Winston County, Alabama. (Please note that Pat's surname is not spelled "Butram").

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