Pat Brady

Highest Rated: 73% Tombstone (1993)
Lowest Rated: 73% Tombstone (1993)
Birthday: Dec 31, 1914
Birthplace: Not Available
Best known as cowboy Roy Rogers' comical sidekick, Pat Brady was the son of traveling performers, and first set foot on-stage at the age of four. From the moment he was featured in a road-show production of Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, he was hooked on showbiz for life. While appearing as a bass guitarist in California in 1935, Pat struck up a friendship with a young country & western singer named Leonard Slye, a member of the popular Sons of the Pioneers. When Len Slye was elevated to screen stardom as Roy Rogers, he recommended Brady as his replacement in the Sons aggregation. Making the transition to films himself in 1937, Brady played comedy relief in several of the Charles Starrett Westerns at Columbia. In the early '40s, he moved to Republic, where he played zany camp cook Sparrow Biffle in the Roy Rogers vehicles. When Rogers moved to television in 1951, he took Brady with him. Now billed as "himself," Brady enlivened well over 100 episodes of The Roy Rogers Show, happily (and anachronistically) tooling about the sagebrush at the wheel of his faithful jeep "Nellie-Belle." Long after the cancellation of the weekly series, Brady continued his association with Rogers on TV and in personal appearances; he also rejoined the Sons of the Pioneers in 1959, as a replacement for the defecting Shug Fisher. By the mid-'60s, Brady's acting career began to decline. His last professional engagement was as advance man for a Colorado retail furniture store. In February of 1972, Pat Brady checked himself into the Ark, an alcoholic rehabilitation center in Green Mountain Falls, CO; one day later, Brady was dead at the age of 58.

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CREDIT
No Score Yet Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III Actor #1 1994
73% Tombstone Milt Joyce 1993
No Score Yet Home for Christmas Spudman 1993
No Score Yet South of Caliente Pat 1951
No Score Yet In Old Amarillo Pat 1951
No Score Yet Trigger Jr. Biffle 1950
No Score Yet Twilight in the Sierras Sparrow Biffle 1950
No Score Yet Bells of Coronado Sparrow Biffle 1950
No Score Yet Down Dakota Way Sparrow Biffle 1949
No Score Yet The Golden Stallion Sparrow Baffle 1949
No Score Yet Stallion Road Chris Teller 1947
No Score Yet Heldorado Actor 1946
No Score Yet Lights of Old Santa Fe Actor 1944
No Score Yet Silver Spurs Actor 1943
No Score Yet King of the Cowboys Actor 1943
No Score Yet Idaho Actor 1943
No Score Yet Song of Texas Pat, Sons of the Pioneers 1943
No Score Yet Sunset Serenade Actor 1942
No Score Yet Sons of the Pioneers Actor 1942
No Score Yet Sunset on the Desert Pat 1942
No Score Yet Man from Cheyenne Red 1942
No Score Yet Romance on the Range Pat 1942
No Score Yet South of Santa Fe Actor 1942
No Score Yet Call of the Canyon Actor 1942
No Score Yet Red River Valley Actor 1941
No Score Yet In Old Cheyenne Actor 1941
No Score Yet The Durango Kid Pat 1940

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