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George 'Gabby' Hayes

Name in Native Language: "George Francis Hayes" (English/EN)
Actor / Radio Personality | * 05/07/1885 († 83, 02/09/1969) | Wellsville, New York (United States of America (USA))
George Francis "Gabby" Hayes (7 May 1885 – 9 February 1969) was an American actor. He began as something of a leading man and a character player, but he was best known for his numerous appearances in B-Western film series as the bewhiskered, cantankerous, but ever-loyal and brave comic sidekick of the cowboy stars Roy Rogers and John Wayne. ()

George Hayes is an American character actor, the most famous of Western-movie sidekicks of the 1930s and 1940s. He worked in a circus and played semi-pro baseball while a teenager. In 1914, he married Olive Ireland and the pair became successful on the vaudeville circuit. Retired in his forties, he lost much of his money in the 1929 stock market crash and was forced to return to work. He played scores of roles in Westerns and non-Westerns alike, finally in the mid-1930s settling in to an almost exclusively Western career. He gained fame as Hopalong Cassidy's sidekick Windy Halliday in films between 1936 and 1939. Leaving the Cassidy films in a salary dispute, he was legally precluded from using the Windy nickname, and so took on the sobriquet Gabby, and was so billed from about 1940. 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 The Gabby Hayes Show. He died on February 9, 1969.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Western | Action | Drama

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Movies with George 'Gabby' Hayes as Actor(184)

as (archive footage)1976 Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch
as Self (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Grizzly1950 The Cariboo Trail
as Pesky Tees1949 El Paso
as John Pettit1948 Return of the Bad Men
as Windy Lucas1948 The Untamed Breed
as Juke1948 Albuquerque
as Billy Jones1947 Trail Street
as Windy Gibson1947 Wyoming
as Sheriff 'Gabby' Whittaker1946 Rainbow Over Texas
as Gabby Whittaker1946 Roll on Texas Moon
as Gabby Whittaker1946 Home in Oklahoma
as Honest Jim Badger / The Coyote Kid1946 Badman's Territory
as Gabby Kendrick1946 My Pal Trigger
as Gabby Whittaker1946 Heldorado
as Gabby Whittaker1946 Song of Arizona
as Gabby Whittaker1946 Under Nevada Skies
as Gabby Whittaker1945 Don't Fence Me In
as Gabby Whittake1945 Bells of Rosarita
as Gabby1945 Sunset in El Dorado
as Gabby Whittaker1945 Man from Oklahoma
as Gabby Whittaker1945 Utah
as Gabby Whittaker1945 Along the Navajo Trail
as Hap Selby1944 The Big Bonanza
as Dave1944 Tall in the Saddle
as Gabby1944 Marshal of Reno
as 'Gabby' Hopkins1944 Tucson Raiders
as Gabby Whittaker1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe
as Gabby Hayes1944 Mojave Firebrand
as Gabby Hayes1944 Hidden Valley Outlaws
as Despirit Dean1943 In Old Oklahoma
as Gabby Hayes1943 Bordertown Gun Fighters
as Gabby1943 Wagon Tracks West
as Gabby Hayes1943 Calling Wild Bill Elliott
as Gabby Whittaker1943 The Man from Thunder River
as Gabby Hayes1943 Death Valley Manhunt
as Gabby1942 Sunset Serenade
as Gabby Whittaker1942 Sons of the Pioneers
as Gabby Whittaker1942 Man from Cheyenne
as Gabby Whittaker1942 South of Santa Fe
as Gabby Whittaker1942 Sunset on the Desert
as Gabby Chapman1941 Nevada City
as Prof. Mortimer 'Gabby' Blackstone1941 Bad Man of Deadwood
as Gabriel Gabby Hornaday1941 Robin Hood of the Pecos
as Sheriff Gabby Whitaker1941 Jesse James at Bay
as Gabby Whittaker1941 Red River Valley
as Arapaho Brown1941 In Old Cheyenne
as Gabby1940 Colorado
as Pop Laramie1940 Melody Ranch
as Andrew 'Doc' Grunch1940 Dark Command
as Hardtack1940 Wagons Westward
as 'Gabby' Whitaker1940 Young Bill Hickok
as Honest John Whittaker1940 The Border Legion
as Gabby Whittaker1940 The Ranger and the Lady
as Gabby Whittaker1940 Young Buffalo Bill
as Gabby Whittaker1940 The Carson City Kid
as Pop Wilkie1939 Let Freedom Ring
as Lannie Upchurch1939 Man of Conquest
as Gabby Whittaker1939 In Old Monterey
as Gabby1939 In Old Caliente
as Gabby1939 Wall Street Cowboy
as Gabby1939 Days of Jesse James
as Windy Halliday1939 Sunset Trail
as Windy Halliday1939 Silver on the Sage
as Windy Halliday1939 Renegade Trail
as Gabby Whittaker1939 The Arizona Kid
as Gramps Montrose1939 Fighting Thoroughbreds
as Gabby1939 Southward Ho!
as Windy Halliday1938 Heart of Arizona
as Windy Halliday1938 Bar 20 Justice
as Windy Halliday1938 Pride of the West
as Windy Halliday1938 In Old Mexico
as Windy Halliday1938 The Frontiersmen
as Granpappy Burnside1937 Mountain Music
as Windy Halliday1937 Borderland
as Windy Halliday1937 Hills of Old Wyoming
as Windy Halliday1937 North of the Rio Grande
as Windy Halliday1937 Rustlers' Valley
as Windy Halliday1937 Hopalong Rides Again
as Windy Halliday1937 Texas Trail
as Farmer's Spokesman (uncredited)1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
as Judge Snow1936 The Texas Rangers
as Shanghai McHenry1936 Call of the Prairie
as Windy Halliday1936 Three on the Trail
as Windy Jenkins1936 Heart of the West
as Windy Halliday1936 Hopalong Cassidy Returns
as Windy Halliday1936 Trail Dust
as Drag Harlan1936 Silver Spurs
as Major Carter1936 The Lawless Nineties
as Train Station Agent1936 I Married a Doctor
as Dan Hobson1936 Song of the Trail
as Breezy1936 The Plainsman
as Grandpaw Jenkins1936 Valley of the Lawless
as Butterfield1935 The Lost City
as Blaze Bart1935 Smokey Smith
as Duffy1935 The Headline Woman
as Sheriff Ed Williams1935 Texas Terror
as Wotkyns1935 Death Flies East
as Dr. Parker1935 Tumbling Tumbleweeds
as Sheriff Dan Hughes (as George F. Hayes)1935 Swifty
as Pinkham1935 Honeymoon Limited
as Ford Cruze1935 The Throwback
as John Coffin, known as Pegleg Sanderson1935 Justice of the Range
as Uncle Ben1935 Hop-a-long Cassidy
as Spike1935 The Eagle's Brood
as Windy Halliday1935 Bar 20 Rides Again
as Cactus Barnes (as Geo. S. Hayes)1935 The Outlaw Tamer
as Pearson (as George Hayes)1935 The Hoosier Schoolmaster
as Miner1935 Hitch Hike Lady
as McCloskey1935 Ladies Crave Excitement
as New Deal Watson1935 $1000 a Minute
as George Hale1935 Rainbow Valley
as Soupy Baxter1935 Tombstone Terror
as Foley1935 Thunder Mountain
as Matt Downing1934 'Neath the Arizona Skies
as Sheriff Jake Withers1934 Blue Steel
as David Fells1934 House of Mystery
as Matt Matlock1934 The Star Packer
as Charlie Carter1934 City Limits
as Cactus1934 In Old Santa Fe
as Inspector Nick Gunby1934 Monte Carlo Nights
as Joe Wilson1934 Beggars in Ermine
as Banker Colonel Campbell1934 The Man from Hell
as Joe, the Watchman1934 Mystery Liner
as Bill Larkins1934 The Brand of Hate
as 'Dusty'1934 West of the Divide
as Jake 'Grandy' Benson1934 The Lucky Texan
as Marshal George Higgins1934 The Man From Utah
as - Marvin Black aka Mat Mathews/Matt the Mute1934 Randy Rides Alone
as Detective Casey1933 The Sphinx
as J. Talbot Thorndyke1933 Crashing Broadway
as George Taylor1933 Skyway
as Pop Martin1933 Fighting Texans
as Collins1933 The Devil's Mate
as Baxter (as George Hayes)1933 Ranger's Code
as Judge Tyler1933 The Fugitive
as Dad Denton1933 The Gallant Fool
as Grizzly1933 Galloping Romeo
as Timothy Shine1933 The Return of Casey Jones
as Police Lieutenant1933 The Phantom Broadcast
as Charlie Denton1933 Riders of Destiny
as Chuck Wiggins1933 Breed of the Border
as Flash Ryan (as George Hayes)1933 Trailing North
as Crewman1933 Ship of Wanted Men
as Police Lieutenant Paxton1932 Sally of the Subway
as Slack1932 Wild Horse Mesa
as Pete1932 The Fighting Champ
as Altoonie1932 The Night Rider
as Dance Hall Tobacconist (uncredited)1932 Play Girl
as Gavin Henchman - Dark Hat1932 Hidden Valley
as Jury Foreman1932 Self Defense
as Interne at Rosario Ranch (uncredited)1932 Winner Take All
as Tom Ross1932 Klondike
as Grocer (uncredited)1932 Love Me Tonight
as Squint Sanders1932 Border Devils
as Si Haller1932 Texas Buddies
as George Duncan1932 The Boiling Point
as Hashknife Brooks1932 Riders of the Desert
as Walrus1932 Broadway to Cheyenne
as Shamrock Cassidy1932 The Man from Hell's Edges
as Projectionist1931 The Stolen Jools
as Sheriff Bill Ryan1931 Cavalier of the West
as Cherokee Williams1931 The Nevada Buckaroo
as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)1931 Big Business Girl
as Crooked Gambler1931 Oklahoma Jim
as Parade Official (uncredited)1931 Dirigible
as Private Detective1931 Dragnet Patrol
as Stingaree Kelly1931 God's Country and the Man
as Western Union Clerk1930 Top Speed
as Ben (the waiter)1930 For the Defense
as Railroad Ticket-Seller (uncredited)1930 Playing Around
as Poker Player1930 She Who Gets Slapped
as Bill1929 Rainbow Man
as Hoffman1929 Big News

TV Shows/Series with George 'Gabby' Hayes as Actor(5)

as Gabby Whittaker (archive footage)1978 Western von gestern
as Narrator1956 The Gabby Hayes Show
as himself1950 The Gabby Hayes Show
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?

Full Name: George Hayes
Born: Thursday, 05/07 1885 (May) in Wellsville, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Sunday, 02/09 1969 (February) in Burbank (aged: 83)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Record Label: RCA Victor
Other names for George 'Gabby' Hayes (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"George Francis Hayes"
"George Hayes"
"George "Gabby" Hayes"
"George Hayes (Schauspieler)"
George 'Gabby' Hayes frequently works together with these people:
Roy Rogers (47x, Actor)
Joseph Kane (45x, Crew)
Robert N. Bradbury (39x, Crew)
Fred Burns (33x, Actor)
Trigger (28x, Actor)
Jack Kirk (27x, Actor)
Jack Rockwell (26x, Actor)
Hank Bell (23x, Actor)
Harry L. Fraser (23x, Crew)
William Boyd (23x, Actor)
Herman Hack (23x, Actor)
John Wayne (4x, Actor)
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