Disney Legend Dick Jones, the Voice of Pinocchio, Dies at Age 87

Actor Dick Jones, who at age 10 was the voice of Pinocchio, passed away July 7 at the age of 87 after a fall at his California home.

Throughout his career, Jones starred in more than 100 films, but he is perhaps best known as the voice of the Pinocchio in Disney's animated feature. Jones was 10 years old when he was hand-picked by Walt Disney for the role.

He worked on the film for 19 months.

Other film roles included Henry Aldrich on radios The Aldrich Family, and roles in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington starring Jimmy Stewart, Destry Rides Again, and Stella Dallas. He also starred in television Westerns in the 1950s.

Jones retired from acting in 1959 and started a career in real estate and banking.

In 2000, Jones was inducted as a Disney Legend.

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