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Jay Silverheels
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Silverheels at The Meadow Racetrack in Pennsylvania, 1970s
Born
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
Years active 1937–1980
Known for Tonto
Television Tonto in The Lone Ranger (TV series)
Spouse(s) Bobbi Smith (m. 19??; div. 1943)
Mary Diroma (m. 1945)
Partner(s) Edna Lickers
Children 6

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.

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