Buck Jones

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Birthday: Dec 12, 1891
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Born in Indiana, Charles "Buck" Jones was raised in Montana, where he trained himself to be an expert rider and roper. After serving in the U.S. Cavalry, he joined the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show as a trick rider, and later performed with the Ringling Bros. circus. Entering films as a stunt double in 1917, he was promoted to his own starring series at Fox Studios two years later. Appearing onscreen with his horse Silver, Jones quickly became one of the most popular Western stars of the 1920s. When Westerns went into a brief eclipse in the early talkie era, he was "demoted" to low-budget Columbia Pictures, where he continued appearing in high-grossing horse operas and occasional "straight" dramatic films until 1936. He then spent a few seasons at Universal as star, producer, and occasional director. At the peak of his popularity in the 1930s, when his Buck Jones Rangers club boasted five million youthful members, at one point he was receiving more fan mail than Clark Gable. When his career began slipping again in 1940, he signed with Monogram, where he co-starred with Tim McCoy and Raymond Hatton in the money-spinning Rough Riders series. On November 30, 1942, Jones was guest of honor at a party given by his producer/manager Scott R. Dunlap at the Cocoanut Grove night club in Boston when a fire broke out in the kitchen. According to some reports, Jones attempted to escape along with all the others when the fire spread to the main room; other sources claim that he valiantly insisted upon reentering the blazing inferno to rescue the guests still trapped inside. Whatever the circumstances, the end result was the same: Jones perished in the Cocoanut Grove fire along with nearly 500 others. Married to the same woman for 27 years, Buck Jones was the father of a daughter named Maxine, who married actor Noah Beery Jr.

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Family Day at the Movies Actor 1988
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide Buck Roberts 1942
No Score Yet Down Texas Way Buck 1942
No Score Yet Ghost Town Law Buck Roberts 1942
No Score Yet Ride 'em Cowboy Screenwriter 1942
No Score Yet West of the Law Actor 1942
No Score Yet Forbidden Trails Buck Roberts 1941
No Score Yet Arizona Bound Marshal Buck Roberts 1941
No Score Yet Riders of Death Valley Tombstone 1941
No Score Yet White Eagle White Eagle 1941
No Score Yet The Gunman from Bodie Actor 1941
No Score Yet Wagons Westward Sheriff Jim McDaniels 1940
No Score Yet The Stranger from Arizona Buck Weylan 1938
No Score Yet Hollywood Round-up Buck Kennedy 1937
No Score Yet Black Aces Ted Ames Director Producer 1937
No Score Yet Left-Handed Law Producer Alamo Bowie 1937
No Score Yet Boss of Lonely Valley Producer Steve Hanson 1937
No Score Yet Law for Tombstone Director Producer Alamo Bowie 1937
No Score Yet Border Brigands Lt. Tim Barry 1935
No Score Yet Stone of Silver Creek T. William Stone 1935
No Score Yet The Ivory Handled Gun Producer Buck Ward 1935
No Score Yet The Red Rider Actor 1934
No Score Yet The Man Trailer Dan Lee 1934
No Score Yet When a Man Sees Red Actor Producer 1934
No Score Yet The Sundown Rider Camp O'Neill 1933
No Score Yet Hello Trouble Actor 1932
No Score Yet South of the Rio Grande Actor 1932
No Score Yet Range Feud Sheriff Buck Gordon 1931
No Score Yet Branded Cuthbert Chauncy Dale 1931
No Score Yet The Texas Ranger Jim Logan 1931
No Score Yet Shadow Ranch Sim Baldwin 1930
No Score Yet Desert Valley Fitzsmith 1926
No Score Yet Lazybones Lazybones 1925
No Score Yet The Man Who Played Square Matt Black 1924
No Score Yet Just Pals Bim 1920

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