(May 7, 1885-February 9, 1969)
Birth name is George Hayes
Acted in 'Riders of Destiny (1933),' 'Borderland (1937),' 'Tall in the Saddle (1944),' 'Don't Fence Me In (1945),' and 'Albuquerque (1948)'
Hosted the TV series 'The Gabby Hayes Show' (1950-54)
Inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2000)
Why he might be annoying
He called his wife 'mama' and would only accept critique of his film work from her.
He didn't learn to ride a horse until he was nearly 50 and admitted he was not particularly fond of the Western genre that made him famous.
He coined the Western phrases 'young whipper snapper,' 'yer durn tootin' and 'consarn it'
Why he might not be annoying
He was married to his wife for over 40 years until her 1956 death.
Unlike the characters he portrayed in films he was well-groomed, well-spoken, intelligent and sophisticated.
He invested his film money wisely and retired wealthy after his TV series ended, unretiring only to fill in for 'Buffalo Bob' Smith on the 'Howdy Doody' TV series while Smith recovered from a 1954 heart attack.
He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for his work in movies and TV.
Credit: Scar Tactics
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Year In Review:
For 2013, as of last week, Out of 23 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 83 Votes: 51.81% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 61 Votes: 44.26% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 79 Votes: 58.23% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 50 Votes: 36.00% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 105 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
In 2006, Out of 216 Votes: 42.59% Annoying
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