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Buck Jones

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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Ted Ames
1937
No Score Yet Law for Tombstone
  • Producer
  • Alamo Bowie
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Boss of Lonely Valley
  • Producer
  • Steve Hanson
1937
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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