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The Juvenile Helpers

(From Old Corral collection)

Above is Robert B. 'Buzzy' 'Buzz' Henry (1931 - 1971).  Buzzy Henry was a toddler when he started his Hollywood screen career - he was 3+ years old when he did the Ken Maynard WESTERN FRONTIER (Columbia, 1935).  Around 9-10 years of age, he starred in a couple of forgetable films in the early 1940s for independent producer Arthur Ziehm, BUZZY RIDES THE RANGE (1940) and BUZZY AND THE PHANTOM PINTO (1941).  As a teen, he appeared in westerns with Roy Rogers, Lash LaRue, Eddie Dean and others.  He became a stuntman and second unit director in his adult years and worked on A grade features such as THE WILD BUNCH (1969) and THE COWBOYS (1972).  He was killed in a car/motorcyle crash in 1971, apparently while drag racing.

The California Death Index and Social Security Death Index (SSDI) have records for Robert B. Henry, born 9/4/1931 in Colorado, and he passed away on 9/30/1971.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Buzz Henry:

Death notice for Robert 'Buzz' Henry in the October 1, 1971 Los Angeles Times - he was killed riding his motorcyle in a drag race with a sports car:

Find A Grave reports that Robert 'Buzz' Henry is interred at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, California:

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is the title lobby card from BUZZY AND THE PHANTOM PINTO (Arthur Ziehm, 1941).

(From Old Corral collection)

Above from L-to-R are Dick Jones, Kermit Maynard and pretty Beth Marion (who was mysteriously billed as "Betty Lloyd") in a lobby card from WILD HORSE ROUND-UP (Ambassador-Conn, 1936), one of Kerm's starring films.

Texas born in 1926 or 1927, Richard Percy Jones did lots of 'kid roles' in a variety of A and B grade films beginning around 1934, and he was generally billed as 'Dickie Jones'. He also performed on radio and for a year or so during World War II, was the voice of Henry Aldrich on the ALDRICH FAMILY program. He also did the voice of Walt Disney's Pinocchio. As a young adult, Jones helped Gene Autry in several of Gene's post-World War II westerns which were released by Columbia Pictures. And when television arrived, Jones was the star of BUFFALO BILL JR. and the helper to Jock Mahoney in THE RANGE RIDER, both of which showcased his stunt/athletic talents and riding abilities.

He passed away on July 7, 2014 after suffering a fall at his home in Northridge, California.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Dick (Dickie) Jones:

Obituary on Dick Jones at the Los Angeles Times website:

Find A Grave reports that Dick Jones was cremated and cremains were given to family or friend:

Photo of Dick Jones recording his lines for PINOCCHIO (Disney/RKO, 1940):

In the late 1950s, Dell ran a Buffalo Bill Jr. comic series. The Grand Comics database has images of some of the covers:

J. David Goldin's RadioGoldIndex website has a dozen+ radio programs listed for Dickie Jones and that includes several 1944-45 episodes of the ALDRICH FAMILY as well as the 1939 LUX RADIO THEATER version of Pinnochio with Jones in the lead role. When you get to the site, click "Start Here", then select "Search By Artist", then select J, then scroll down for Dickie Jones radio credits:

Dick Jones was presented with a Golden Boot Award at the 1989 awards ceremony. Check the Golden Boot Awards page on the Old Corral.

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 Dick Jones in THE RANGE RIDER and BUFFALO BILL, JR. television programs.

(Courtesy of Duane Fulk)

Above - Duane Fulk with guest star Dick Jones at the 2001 Hoppy Festival in Cambridge, Ohio.

(From Old Corral collection)

Left to right in this lobby card from WILD HORSE ROUND-UP (Ambassador-Conn, 1936) are young Dickie Jones, Frank Hagney, star Kermit Maynard, Dick Curtis, and an unidentified player trying to restrain Curtis. Budd Buster is laying on the floor.

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above from left to right are Muriel Evans, Dickie Jones and Buck Jones - on his trusty hoss Silver - in SMOKE TREE RANGE (Universal, 1937).

(From Old Corral collection)

Above - Bob Baker, Constance Moore and young Dick Jones in BORDER WOLVES (Universal, 1938). She was also the heroine in Baker's THE LAST STAND (Universal, 1938). Constance Moore did a batch of A and B films, but only a few westerns (including the 1946 IN OLD SACRAMENTO with Bill Elliott). And she played 'Wilma Deering' in Universal's 1939 BUCK ROGERS cliffhanger which starred Buster Crabbe.

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