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Burton Gilliam

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Burton Gilliam, Fireman, Boxer and Famous Actor (1 of 2)

Podcast – Memories of Dallas by Memories Inc

Paul Heckmann sat down with Burton Gilliam an actor, fireman, boxer and much more. In this first of two interviews, Gilliam reflects on his time growing up in Dallas and the learning disability that threatened to derail any future.MP3 download link

22 Aug 2021

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The Morning Dish with Burton Gilliam. from the movies Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles.

Steven Phillips with The Morning Dish

Before acting, Gilliam was a member of the Coast Guard's boxing team where he won 201 out of 217 fights. He remained in the boxing world for decades, working as a referee in California.While working as a fireman for the city of Dallas,[2] Gilliam appeared in the role of "Floyd", the desk clerk in the film Paper Moon. He then went on to appear in such popular movies as Blazing Saddles and Back to the Future Part III. Performing in Blazing Saddles was difficult for him since he played a despicable racist who repeatedly racially insults the African-American characters as "niggers," especially the hero, played by Cleavon Little. Gilliam was so uncomfortable that he apologized to Little who had to remind him that the slur was simply in the script and was treated unambiguously negatively since he was playing a villain.Gilliam has had roles in movies such as Honeymoon in Vegas, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Farewell, My Lovely, Fletch, Gator, Telefon, and The Terror Within II. His television appearances include Alice, Charlie's Angels, The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Fall Guy, and he appeared as a regular on Evening Shade.


20 Aug 2021

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Golf Talk America

Star of Blazing Saddles and many other Movies, TV & Commercials joins Frank & Timm with some "Hollywood Insider Stories"


10 Aug 2021

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Burton Gilliam - Actor (Blazing Saddles, Back To The Future 3) and Motivational Speaker

CUTX Experience

For this episode we are talking to a man who is a true definition of a real Hollywood success story.  He was a champion boxer and a Dallas firefighter who ended up in 2 Academy Award winning films, multiple landmark television shows, and over 300 television commercials!!  He worked with Steven Spielberg and Micheal J. Foxx on Back To The Future 3, Nicholas Cage in Honeymoon in Vegas but he is most known for playing Lyle in Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles!  He’s an avid golfer who’s given back to the community by hosting several charity golf tournaments and appearing at several speaking engagements all over the country.  He’s a not just a local legend, he’s a Texas legend!!


30 Apr 2021

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The Morning Dish with Burton Gilliam, who talks about movies, life and an update on his health.

Steven Phillips with The Morning Dish

Burton Gilliam was born on August 9, 1938 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is an actor, known for Blazing Saddles (1974), Back to the Future Part III (1990) and Paper Moon (1973). One of our biggest hassles during the making of "Blazing Saddles" was a number of shooting delays which occurred because we actors couldn't stop giggling. Mel Brooks took as much of this as he could, and then cut us a deal: he'd film at least two takes of every scene, the first of which would be to get it all out of our system. After that, we'd have to get serious. At least we knew the audience would love it!


27 Jan 2021

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61: Burton Gilliam: Veteran Actor, Boxer, and Firefighter!

Coping Conversations

My guest is actor Burton Gilliam, known for movies such as Paper Moon, and Blazing Saddles. We discuss his decades-long acting career, as well as his experiences as a firefighter and boxer.


9 Jul 2020

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REPLAY: I Don't Hear No Singin' with Burton Gilliam | The Mike McGavel Jones Show

The Mike "McGavel" Jones Show

Today on a very special episode of The Mike McGavel Jones Show, Mike invites film star Burton Gilliam onto the program to talk about his relationship with Burton, how Burton's been involved with United SCS, and yes, that pesky Blazing Saddles movie.


16 Mar 2020

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Blazing Saddles Bonus: Inteview with actor Burton Gilliam

The Wilder Ride

In this bonus episode to our season two coverage of Blazing Saddles, we were thrilled to be able to interview actor Burton Gilliam about playing the role of Lyle. We covered a range of topics, including how he got into the movie Paper Moon, meeting Madeline Kahn and quitting his job as a firefighter. We discuss all of his major scenes in the film as well as his friendships with Alex Karras, Slim Pickens and Burt Reynolds. We hope you enjoyed today’s episode. If you have not done so already, take a moment to leave us a rating on your pod-catcher of choice. Also, be sure to leave us a short comment. The comment actually does give more weight to your rating and it will then help others to find our show. To learn more about us, our guests or to look through a list of all of our previous episodes, swing by our website. We are also on Facebook, where we also have a private Listener’s Group, Twitter and Instagram. So like or follow us everywhere and feel free to reach out to us anytime on this Wilder ride!

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5 Jul 2019

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Episode 40: Best of the Mike McGavel Jones Show Burton Gilliam

The Mike "McGavel" Jones Show

Today on a very special episode of The Mike McGavel Jones Show, Mike invites film star Burton Gilliam onto the program to talk about his relationship with Burton, how Burton's been involved with United SCS, and yes, that pesky Blazing Saddles movie.


1 Jul 2019

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Milk and Cookie Interviews | Burton Gilliam

Celebrity Interviews w/ Milk and Cookies

Beloved actor Burton Gilliam of the western film, "Blazing Saddles" joins Lauriston IV. Gilliam is a proud Texan, who's starred in many films and tv shows like "Evening Shade," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Charlie's Angels." You don't want miss Gilliam's rendition of "Camptown ladies" with the host... Doo-dah! doo-dah!"#podcast #BurtonGilliam #blazingsaddles #celebrityinterviews #milkandcookies #actor #western #fun #funinterview #8yearoldinterviews


16 May 2019