Jay Silverheels facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Silverheels at The Meadow Racetrack in Pennsylvania, 1970s
Harold Jay Smith
May 26, 1912
Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada
|Died||March 5, 1980 (aged 67)
|Cause of death||Stroke-related problems|
|Nationality||Mohawk / Canadian|
|Occupation||Actor, stunt man, athlete, poet, salesman|
|Television||Tonto in The Lone Ranger (TV series)|
|Spouse(s)||Bobbi Smith (m. 19??; div. 1943)
Jay Silverheels (born Harold Jay Smith, May 26, 1912 – March 5, 1980) was an Aboriginal Canadian actor and athlete. He was well known for his role as Tonto, the Native American sidekick of the Lone Ranger in the American western television series The Lone Ranger.
Images for kids
Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto: Moore is riding Silver, while Silverheels is riding Scout.
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6538 Hollywood Blvd
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