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Famous People from Scurry County Texas
Dick Jones
Dick Jones in Buffalo Bill, JrDickie Jones in Hollywood Round-Up
Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones was born February 25, 1927 in Snyder Texas. The son of a newspaper editor, at the age of six Dickie caught the attention of western actor Hoot Gibson who convinced his parents he had a future in Hollywood.

Jones was a accomplished horseman from infancy. At the age of four he was billed as the World's Youngest Trick Rider and Roper. At the age of six, he was hired to perform riding and lariat tricks in the rodeo owned by western star Hoot Gibson. Gibson convinced young Jones and his parents that there was a place for him in Hollywood, and the boy and his mother went west.

 

As an actor he achieved some success both as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and in television on programs produced by Gene Autry's company. Now billed as Dick Jones he was sidekick to the Western hero known as The Range Rider, a TV series that ran for 76 episodes in 1951. He starred in his own series called Buffalo Bill, Jr in 1955. Jones' last acting role was as Cliff Fletcher in the 1965 film Requiem for a Gunfighter.

 

Jones died after a fall at his home on the evening of July 7, 2014, at the age of 87. He was the last surviving cast member of the 1940 animated film Pinocchio for which he had played the voice of Pinocchio when he was 13.

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Snyder High School - Snyder, Texas

What do u remember about Snyder, TX

Scurry County Treasures

Rare Artifacts, Memorabilia, Ancestry and Historic Records from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna and Ira, Texas. See Scurry County Treasures (eBay)
Famous People from Scurry County Texas

Amazing People from Scurry County TexasPeople from from Snyder, Hermleigh, Dunn, Fluvanna Pyron and Ira Texas

Famous Actors from West TexasFamous Celebrities from West Texas
Life in Scurry County 1850-1950

Life in Scurry County TexasLife in Scurry County

Books about Scurry County People and Places

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What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County