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Dick Jones, the real boy who voiced Pinocchio, dies at 87

9 July 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Richard Percy Jones, who gave his voice to an iconic animated character and rode horses in Western movies, died on July 7th at his home in Northridge, California. He was 87.

Jones turned 10 in 1937, the year Disney’s first animated feature, Snow White, came to theaters. Until then, he was billed onscreen as “Dickie” Jones. Afterward, he shortened it to the more grown-up “Dick,” but he will forever be remembered for the boy he voiced in Disney’s second animated feature, in 1940, Pinocchio.

Walt Disney picked Jones for the role at age 11, he told The Telegraph in 2009. “It was like a radio show, »

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