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    Burton Gilliam, from Dallas has been one of Hollywood’s iconic character actors for over 35 years,he started his film career by being cast in 2 Academy Award-winning films in a row. Peter Bogdanovich's PAPER MOON as "Floyd, The Desk Clerk", next was Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES as "Lyle". He's appeared in FLETCH, BACK TO THE FUTURE III & more than 40 other films & has worked with Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Nicolas Cage, Michael J. Fox & others including luminaries Jimmy Stewart & Roy Rogers.

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    • Sherry Reed

      Burton Gilliam from Dallas has been one of Hollywood’s iconic character actors for over 35 years.

    • H. Being

      Burton Gilliam, from Dallas has been one of Hollywood’s iconic character actors for over 35 years,he started his film career by being cast in 2 Academy Award-winning films in a row. Peter Bogdanovich's PAPER MOON as "Floyd, The Desk Clerk", next was Mel Brooks' BLAZING SADDLES as "Lyle". He's appeared in FLETCH, BACK TO THE FUTURE III more than 40 other films has worked with Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Nicolas Cage, Michael J. Fox others including luminaries Jimmy Stewart Roy Rogers.

    • Kat's Thrifty Treasures

      Burton Gilliam was born on August 9, 1938 in Dallas. He has been one of Hollywood’s iconic character actors for over 35 years, he started his film career by being cast in 2 Academy Award-winning films in a row. Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon as "Floyd, The Desk Clerk", next was Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles as "Lyle". He's appeared in Fletch, Back to the Future III & more than 40 other films. Burton lives with his wife just north of Dallas. His granddaughter, Hollie Vise, is a champion gymnast.

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