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Bill Cody

  • Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Birthday: Jan 5, 1891
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A former member of the Metropolitan Stock company and a riding double for Marion Davies, the old-fashioned, gallant Bill Cody became a star on the independent market in the 1920s and was especially well liked by those who steadfastly resisted the flamboyant style of showmen like Tom Mix. Veteran genre director Harry L. Fraser found him to be "one of the most unimpressive Western stars" he had ever worked with, adding that Cody "couldn't memorize lines no matter how hard he tried." Not surprisingly, Cody's starring Westerns in the 1930s are considered some of the era's worst. Looking emaciated, he last costarred with son Bill Cody, Jr. (1924-1989) in a no-budget series for Spectrum in 1934-1936, but was obviously no longer any threat to virile newcomers like John Wayne or Charles Starrett. Cody, a native of Minnesota and no relation to legendary Buffalo Bill Cody, left films in the late '30s to tour with "Bill Cody's Ranch Wild West Show." His final screen appearance was a bit in Joan of Arc (1948).

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No Score Yet Kids Like You & Me Producer Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet The Black Lips: You Know, For Kids Director 2013
No Score Yet Two-Headed Cow Producer 2006
No Score Yet Slaves to the Underground Producer Screenwriter 1996
No Score Yet Athens, Ga.: Inside/Out Producer 1987
100% Joan of Arc English Guard 1948
No Score Yet Masked Marvel Actor 1943
No Score Yet Young Buffalo Bill Actor 1940
100% Stagecoach Cowboy 1939
No Score Yet Outlaws of the Range Steve Harper 1936
No Score Yet Cyclone Ranger The Pecos Kid 1935
No Score Yet The Texas Rambler Actor 1935
No Score Yet Vanishing Riders Bill Jones 1935
No Score Yet Frontier Days Actor 1934
No Score Yet Border Guns Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House) Additional Cast 1932
No Score Yet Mason of the Mounted Bill Mason 1932
No Score Yet Texas Pioneers Captain Bill Clyde 1932
No Score Yet The Montana Kid Bill Denton 1931

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