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Bob Burns (I) (1890–1956)


After growing up in a small Arkansas town, Bob Burns qualified as a civil engineer, but also worked as a salesman, farmed peanuts, and in World War I was a Marine sergeant and champion rifleman. His great interest from boyhood was music, and from 1911 his main career was in entertainment. He played musical instruments including his trademark "... See full bio »

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Radio City Revels Lester Robin
(1938)
Waikiki Wedding Shad Buggle
(1937)
The Windjammer Bob Burns
(1945)
Mountain Music Bob Burnside
(1937)

Filmography

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 1945 The Windjammer
Bob Burns
 1944 Belle of the Yukon
Sam Slade
 1940 Comin' Round the Mountain
Jed Blower
 1940 Alias the Deacon
Deke Caswell
 1939 Our Leading Citizen
Lem Schofield
 1939 I'm from Missouri
Sweeney Bliss
 1938 The Arkansas Traveler
The Arkansas Traveler
 1938 Tropic Holiday
Breck Jones
 1938 Radio City Revels
Lester Robin
 1937 Wells Fargo
Hank York - a Wanderer
 1937 Mountain Music
Bob Burnside
 1937 Waikiki Wedding
Shad Buggle
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
Bob Black
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Buck Eaton
 1935 Roof Tops of Manhattan (Short)
The Arkansas Traveler
 1935 Southern Exposure (Short)
Jimmie Chase (as Robert Burns)
 1934 Lazy River
Slim - Prisoner (uncredited)
 1934 Spitfire
Mountaineer (uncredited)
 1933 Hoopla
Barker (uncredited)
 1933 Fast Workers
Alabam' (as Robert Burns)
 1933 Laughter in Hell
Sheriff with Posse (uncredited)
 1932 Tombstone Canyon
Sheriff Mort Langly (uncredited)
 1932 If I Had a Million
Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
 1931 Heaven on Earth
Marty (uncredited)
 1931 Young as You Feel
Colorado Detective (uncredited)
 1931 Quick Millions
'Arkansas' Smith (as Robert Burns)
 1931 Not Exactly Gentlemen
Newspaper Printer (uncredited)
 1930 Up the River
Slim - Bazooka Player (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(7/1/40) Radio: Appeared (as "Deke Caswell") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Alias the Deacon". See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Burns
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If the country folk I tell these stories about don't mind, I can't see why the city people want to kick. City folks are the same everywhere. They ain't different enough to be interesting. See more »

Trivia:

Bob Burns coined the word 'bazooka' (which he copyrighted in 1920) for the homemade musical instrument he invented in 1905 from two gas pipes and a whiskey funnel. The weapon of the same name was named after Burns' device during World War II. See more »

Trademark:

Hillbilly humor, backwoods philosophy, and tall tales See more »

Nickname:

'Bazooka' Burns; The Arkansas Traveler

Star Sign:

Leo

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