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Rufe Davis (1908–1974)

Perhaps best remembered today for the '60s sitcom Petticoat Junction (1963), Rufe Davis had a long and varied career in show business, winding from an Oklahoma farm to the bright lights of New York and ultimately to Hollywood, including stops around the world. Rufus Eldon Davidson was born in Vinson, Oklahoma on December 2, 1908, one of twelve ... See full bio »

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Known For

Code of the Outlaw Lullaby Joslin
Saddlemates Lullaby Joslin
Westward Ho! Lullaby Joslin
West of Cimarron Lullaby Joslin


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 1963-1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Floyd Smoot
- Last Train to Pixley (1970) ... Floyd Smoot
- Steve's Uncle George (1970) ... Floyd Smoot
- Kate's Homecoming (1968) ... Floyd Smoot
- Ring-A-Ding-Ding (1968) ... Floyd Smoot
- Cannonball for Sale (1968) ... Floyd Smoot
 1969 Angel in My Pocket
Old Man
 1965-1967 Green Acres (TV Series)
Floyd Smoot
- It's So Peaceful in the Country (1967) ... Floyd Smoot (uncredited)
- Never Trust a Little Old Lady (1966) ... Floyd Smoot
- The Hooterville Image (1966) ... Floyd Smoot
- Lisa Bakes a Cake (1966) ... Floyd Smoot
- What Happened in Scranton? (1965) ... Floyd Smoot
 1951 Joe Palooka in Triple Cross
Deputy Kenny
 1949 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Pete Lacy
- Pete and Pedro (1949) ... Pete Lacy
 1949 Make Mine Laughs
Performer Doing Animal-Sound Imitations On-Screen
 1948 The Strawberry Roan
 1945 George White's Scandals
Impersonation Performer (uncredited)
 1945 Radio Stars on Parade
 1944 Jamboree
Rufe Davis
 1942 The Phantom Plainsmen
Lullaby Joslin
 1942 Westward Ho!
Lullaby Joslin
 1942 Raiders of the Range
Lullaby Joslin
 1942 Code of the Outlaw
Lullaby Joslin
 1941 West of Cimarron
Lullaby Joslin
 1941 West of the Rockies (Short)
 1941 Gauchos of El Dorado
Lullaby Joslin
 1941 Outlaws of Cherokee Trail
Lullaby Joslin
 1941 Gangs of Sonora
Lullaby Joslin
 1941 Saddlemates
Lullaby Joslin
 1941 Pals of the Pecos
Lullaby Joslin
 1941 Prairie Pioneers
Lullaby Joslin
 1940 Lone Star Raiders
Lullaby Joslin
 1940 The Trail Blazers
Lullaby Joslin
 1940 Barnyard Follies
Bucksaw Beechwood
 1940 Under Texas Skies
Lullaby Joslin
 1939 Some Like It Hot
 1939 Ambush
Centerville Sheriff
 1938 Cocoanut Grove
Bibb Tucker
 1938 Doctor Rhythm
Al (Zookeeper)
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
 1937 Blossoms on Broadway
Sheriff Jeff Holloway
 1937 Toot Sweet (Short)
 1937 This Way Please
The Sound Effects Imitator
 1937 Mountain Music
Ham Sheppard
 1937 Sound Defects (Short)
The Radio Ham
 1936 The City's Slicker (Short)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Self (5 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Western character actor, born as one of twelve children to an impoverished Oklahoma farmer. In show business from the age of twenty, as a singer and imitator of sounds. Joined the Weaver Brothers & Elviry touring company for four years in 1929. Signed in 1932 as part of a radio quartet, 'Rufe Davis and the Radio Rubes'. In feature films from 1937, notably in the recurring role of 'Lullaby' Joslyn... See more »

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