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Tonto's horse Scout. Another great horse.

Tonto (Jay Silverheels) on his horse "Scout". Born as Harold J. Smith, Canadian Mohawk First Nation actor. Faithful companion to "Kemosabe" (the Lone Ranger).

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Gunsmoke - Festus & Ruth

Browse In Focus: 60 Years Since Gunsmoke First Aired On US TV latest photos. View images and find out more about In Focus: 60 Years Since Gunsmoke First Aired On US TV at Getty Images.

Tonto - In 1955 Silverheels suffered a heart attack and had to be replaced on the show by Chuck Courtney as Dan Reid. Silverheels returned to work, but the series was cancelled in 1956. After the show ended, he did the two Lone Ranger movies and toured a little with Moore. “He told us when we do get the opportunity, when those roles do squeak by, we need to be ready,” Jay said.

The The Lone Ranger Fan Club is your connection to the Masked Man and his faithful Indian companion Tonto. Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear. The Lone Ranger Rides again!

Gene Autry and Champion

Champion "the Wonder Horse" with one of the great singing cowboys, Gene Autry

Horses of Famous Western Movie Stars and their Sidekicks

Horses That Old Western Stars of B-Films and Their Sidekicks Rode

Jimmy and his horse, Pie, from a scene in The Far Country, 1954.  "The horse was amazing.  I rode him for 22 years...I saw him when I started making Westerns.  Audie Murphy rode him a couple of times.  He nearly killed Glen Ford, ran right into a tree...but I liked this darned little horse." (BFI Interview, 1972)

Jimmy Stewart and Pie.

Lone Ranger and Tonto

Lone Ranger and Tonto 1950's TV Posters

Lone Ranger and Tonto TV Posters :: Benjamin Wilson Antiques :: Dibs

"Buffalo Bill" Cody  and his horse "Duke"

OP: "Buffalo Bill" Cody and his horse "Duke"

James Arness as Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke on his horse "Old Buck"

James Arness as Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke on his horse "Old Buck" I have this photo signed by Jim Arness from 1959 when I worked on the movie lot of California Studios where Gunsmoke was filmed.got to know this wonderful person quite well.

Ben Johnson ~ An American motion picture actor who was mainly cast in Westerns. He was also a rodeo cowboy, stuntman, and rancher.

Ben Johnson ~ An American motion picture actor who was mainly cast in Westerns. He was also a rodeo cowboy, stuntman, and rancher. Johnson talked to me at the Lenapah Rodeo.

Jay Silverheels was a Mohawk First Nations actor. He was well known for his role as Tonto, the faithful Native American companion of the character, The Lone Ranger in a long-running American television series. Wikipedia Born: May 26, 1912, Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, Canada Died: March 5, 1980, Calabasas, CA Parents: A.G.E. Smith Children: Jay Silverheels Jr. Spouse: Mary Diroma (m. 1945–1980), Bobbie Smith (m. ?–1943)

Jay Silverheels was the first Native American actor to get a starring role in a television series. Though he had several smaller parts, he was most well known for playing the Lone Ranger’s companion, Tonto, in the first TV western series.

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