(May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980)
Silverheels was a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor, well
known for his role as Tonto, the faithful Indian companion of the
character, The Lone Ranger in the long-running ABC television
series (1949-1957). Jay also worked in over 35 movies including
Key Largo (1948), Broken Arrow (1950), and True Grit (1969). He
continued to make films until he suffered a stroke in 1974.