HE WAS A FAITHFUL INDIAN COMPANION

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             Jay Smith Silverheels (
Harold J. Smith) 

                      (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. 

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Jay Silverheels as Tonto with The Lone Ranger (Clayton Moore)
 

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