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  • Back to the Future Part III

  • Blazing Saddles

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  • Farewell, My Lovely

  • Hearts of the West

  • Cake: A Wedding Story

  • Un Autre Homme Une Autre Chance

  • Back to the Future Part III

  • Paper Moon

  • Gator

  • Born to Be Wild

  • Wild Bill

  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

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Burton Gilliam Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

Burton Gilliam achieved fame long before his film career, setting the record for most wins as a Golden Gloves boxer. Gilliam worked as a fireman in Dallas before turning to acting in the early 1970s. His toothy grin, braying voice and village-buffoon demeanor was effectively harnessed for such roles as the night clerk who "compromises" buxom bimbo Trixie Delight ($adeline Kahn) in [[Feature~V37203~Paper Moon~papermoon]] (1974), the chain-gang boss in [[Feature~V6029~Blazing Saddles~blazingsaddles]] (1975) and the leader of the "Flying Elvises" in [[Feature~V22995~Honeymoon in Vegas~honeymooninvegas]] (1992). On TV, Burton Gilliam was seen as Virgie on [[Feature~V180031~Evening Shade~theshade]] (1992) and as one of the "This stuff's made in New York City!" kvetchers on the popular Pace's Picante Sauce commercials. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi