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Bob Smith (I) (1917–1998)

Beloved pioneer TV kids' show host, Buffalo Bob Smith was the co-creator and host of TV's Howdy Doody (1954) for almost its entire thirteen-year run (NBC: 1947 - 1960), being sidelined for a little less than a year by a near-fatal heart attack in 1954. With his open, friendly personality, combined with the antics of the show's puppet and human ... See full bio »

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Problem Child 2
Problem Child 2 Father Flanagan
The Howdy Doody Show
The Howdy Doody Show Buffalo Bob / Himself - Host
It's Howdy Doody Time
It's Howdy Doody Time Buffalo Bob Smith / Howdy Doody


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 1991 Problem Child 2
Father Flanagan (as 'Buffalo' Bob Smith)
 1982 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
 1979 Andy's Funhouse (TV Movie)
Howdy Doody (voice)
 1976 The New Howdy Doody Show (TV Series)
Buffalo Bob Smith (1976-1977)
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
Buffalo Bob Smith
- The Howdy Doody Show (1975) ... Buffalo Bob Smith (as Robert E. Smith)
 1967 Track of Thunder (uncredited)
 1956 Howdy Doody (TV Series)
Buffalo Bob Smith
 1951 Howdy Doody's Christmas (Short)
Buffalo Bob Smith / Voice of Howdy Doody (uncredited)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Tootsie Roll Pops (as Buffalo Bob, with Howdy Doody) (1950s)

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Alternate Names:

'Buffalo' Bob Smith | Buffalo Bob Smith | Robert E. Smith

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Personal Quote:

[on Howdy Doody (1954)] We do constructive things. We talk about safety and good manners and encourage the kids to go to their place of worship on Sunday. And the show is an emotional outlet for children. They like to see Clarabell chase me with a seltzer bottle because it's something they'd like to do.


According to Bob, himself, when he wanted to propose to his future wife, the news coming from Europe made him unable to ask his beloved to take his actual name, Schmidt. so he changed it to smith, and they remained Mr. and Mrs. Bob Smith for nearly six decades. See more »

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