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Didn't Bill Cosby have a bit about watching Buck Jones flicks back inna day? He always drank milk and his hat never came off??
GREAT photo, in several different ways.What a Dick Tracy PROFILE.
Had a chance to see some of Buck's final films when I was a teen back in the late 70's and, along with Col. Tim McCoy, he quickly became a cowboy favorite.
I love the old B's..they were the Spaghetti Westerns of their day..full of gadgets,quirks,larger than life characters,great music and violence..and just as addicting to those guillible enough to sit thru one or two..
Historian William K Everson said Buck Jones was one of the best actors among western stars. Thanks for remembering him. Regards,Joe Thompson ;0)
Buck Jones was my mom's favorite cowboy star!
I've only seen one or two Buck Jones titles myself, but he had a very solid screen presence, and naturally ingrained cowboy skills from growing up on a ranch, and later as a Wild West Show member. It's a shame he died relatively young (50 years old, in the Coconut Grove fire in Boston in 1942), he probably would have graduated to interesting character roles a la Ben Johnson.
Buck Jones and his wife, Odelle, built a beautiful Spanish-style house out on Magnolia Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. When I was a kid we all knew where it was and drove by on week-end nights. He was long gone by then and his widow had had to sell the house. It was a private boys school by then. But he was still one of our heroes. Through the years we came to find out that the house had been designed to be virtually fire-proof as he had a life-long fear of being burned to death. The sad irony is, of course, he was lost in the Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston in 1942.
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