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Will James (I) (1892–1942)

Will James was born on June 6, 1892 in Saint-Nazaire-D'Acton, Quebec, Canada as Ernest Dufault. He was a writer, known for Shoot Out (1971), Sand (1949) and Smoky (1946). He was married to Alice. He died on September 3, 1942 in Hollywood, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1985 Dymka (TV Movie) (novel "Smoky")
 1971 Shoot Out (novel "The Lone Cowboy")
 1966 Smoky (novel)
 1949 Sand (novel)
 1946 Smoky (based on the novel by)
 1933 Smoky (novel "Smoky, the Cowhorse")
 1933 Lone Cowboy (short story)
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 1933 Smoky
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Other Works:

Novel: "Smoky" (filmed as Smoky (1946), Smoky (1966)). See more »

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Best known for the beloved "Smokey, The One Man Horse" (1926), which won the coveted Newberry Medal for children's literature. See more »

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