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Name: Jay Silverheels  
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Date of Birth: 26th May 1912
Place of Birth: Six Nations Reservation, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Jay Silverheels (June 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was a Canadian actor.

Jay Silverheels

He was born Harold J. Smith on the Six Nations Indian Reserve, in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

Silverheels died in Woodland Hills, California and was cremated. His ashes were returned home and scattered in Canada. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6538 Hollywood Blvd.

Best known for his many appearances as the Lone Ranger's friend Tonto, Jay Silverheels starred in other films such as:

  • Broken Arrow - (1950) with Jimmy Stewart
  • War Arrow - (1953) with Maureen O'Hara, Jeff Chandler and Noah Beery, Jr.,
  • Walk the Proud Land - (1956) with Audie Murphy and Anne Bancroft
  • Alias Jesse James (1959)
  • The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)
  • Indian Paint (1964) with Johnny Crawford

In 1993, Jay Silverheels was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

See also: Other Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood.

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