Buck Jones Overview:

Actor, Buck Jones, was born Charles Frederick Gebhart on Dec 12, 1891 in Vincennes, IN. Jones died at the age of 51 on Nov 30, 1942 in Boston, MA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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[When a gunfight erupts in the saloon, Tim throws the fake Mrs. Dodge into Sandy's cell]
U. S. Marshal Tim McCall: Hey, let me out of this coop, Tim!
U. S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins: Sandy, you were always good at handling widows. See if you can't get some information out of this one.


[Ann and Sandy are being held prisoner]
Ann Dodge: Who are you? Why are you here?
U. S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins: Why, those murderin' polecats hogtied me and threw me in here. I'm Sandy Hopkins, ma'am.


Marshal Sandy Hopkins: There I was sittin' in my hotel in Texas, just about to get hitched to the prettiest widow you ever set your eyes on when I got that fool message of yours to meet you're here in Mesa City.


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Buck Jones Facts
His mother, Mrs. Eva R. McCammon, died in an Indianapolis nursing home on October 29, 1954. She was 80 years old.

On his World War I draft registration filed on May 28, 1917, he gave 24 years as his age.

On the night of the tragic Cocoanut Grove fire, a large number of guests and close friends was at the club for a combination testimonial dinner in honor of Buck and a promotional event for his "Rough Rider" series for Monogram Pictures. Although the story is that Jones managed to escape the fire but returned back inside to help rescue people, the truth is that he was trapped inside along with all the others and never made it out. Monogram's studio head Scott R. Dunlap was one of those critically injured in the fire that killed over 500 people. Buck died two days later in a hospital before his wife, who luckily was out of town that night, could reach him.

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