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Whose birthday am I celebrating today?

May 26, 2012

jay-silverheels2May 26, 1912 is the birthday of Jay Silverheels, most widely known for his role as Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s faithful Indian companion. Born Harry J. Smith in Brantford, Ontario, Silverheels has over 100 films to his credit.

There is a nice tribute here,

and his IMDB bi0graphy.

What would the Lone Ranger have done without him?  What would he have done without the Lone Ranger?  Well, there is always Lyle Lovett’s tune.