THE VOICE OF PINOCCHIO IS 87 TODAY

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Dickie Jones

As a child and young adult, Jones achieved success especially in
B-Westerns and television. He was an accomplished horseman
from infancy, billed at the age of four as the World’s Youngest
Trick Rider and Trick Roper. At the age of six, he was hired to
perform riding and lariat tricks in the rodeo owned by western
film star Hoot Gibson. Dickie Jones is best remembered as the
voice of the lead character in the 1940 Walt Disney animated
film ”Pinocchio”.

Jones starred as Dick West, sidekick to the Western hero known as 
The Range Rider (1951), in a TV series that ran for 76 episodes
(and for decades in syndication). He was given his own series in
1955, Buffalo Bill, Jr. which ran for 40 episodes. Jones continued
working in films throughout the 1950s, then retired and entered the
business world.

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posted by Bob Karm in Animation,BIRTHDAY,CHILDREN,Collectibles,CURRENT EVENTS,Disney,Fantasy,HISTORY,MOVIES,TV,WESTERN and have Comments (2)

2 Responses to “THE VOICE OF PINOCCHIO IS 87 TODAY”

  1. Barby says:

    Very interesting material Mr.Karm !! I had never heard of the Buffalo Bill Jr tv show….it was fun to see that clip!

  2. J. Cool, staff reporter says:

    Cool here, and it is today, my thermometer is only showing 44 degrees. Well I’ve got to hand it to the boss. He really “nose” how to get my attention. I remember seeing “Pinocchio” when I was a little boy and my mom told me, J., every time you tell a lie, your nose will grow just like Pinocchio’s and I remember thinking to myself…..gee that Jimmy Durante fellow must tell a lot of lies!

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