George "Gabby" Hayes
Born: May 7, 1885, Wellsville, New York
Died: February 9, 1969 (age 83), Burbank, California
Francis 'Gabby' Hayes was an actor. He was best known for his
numerous appearances in western movies as the colorful sidekick to the
What do you know about George "Gabby" Hayes? Try this
1. At 29, he married in 1914. They remained married until her death
in 1957. What is her name.
- Olive Ireland
- Barbara Hale
- Dorothy Malone
2. He had become so successful that by 1928 he was able, at 43, to
retire to a home on Long Island in Baldwin, New York. He lost all his
savings the next year in the 1929 stock-market crash and returned to
3. What is the 1929 film that is George Hayes first movie?
- Rainbow Man
- Smokey Smith
- The Lost City
4. In 1935, he becomes one of the lead actors in the Hopalong Cassidy
movies. In Hopalong Cassidy Returns, he plays Windy and in the Heart of
the West, he plays Windy Jenkins. However, what is the film he takes on
the name Windy Halliday?
- Three Godfathers
- Three On The Trail
- Hopalong Cassidy Returns
5. Hayes, in real life an intelligent, well groomed, and articulate
man, was cast as a grizzled codger who uttered phrases like "consarn
it", "yer durn tootin", "durn persnickety
female", and "young whippersnapper".
6. In the Hoppy series, he has become known as Windy. However, when
he leaves to begin working for Republic Pictures he takes on the persona
of Gabby Whitaker. What is his first Gabby movie?
- Riders of the Frontier
- Southward Ho
7. In 1934, Gabby appears in two John Wayne films. In �Randy
Rides Alone,� he is Matt the Mute and the bad guy. In the other,
the other he is the successful businessman and �The Shadow.� What is
the name of this film?
- The Red Rider
- Rocky Rhodes
- The Star Packer
8. In this 1940 release, director Raoul Walsh reunites Gabby with Roy
Rogers and John Wayne. What is the name of this big budget Republic
- The Dark Command
- The Durango Kid
- Kit Carson
9. Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National
Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2000.
10. How old was Gabby when he took the role for Hopalong Cassidy
series with the first film in 1935?
- 30 years old
- 40 years old
- 50 years old
11. Where is George "Gabby" Hayes buried?
- Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California
- Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
- Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York