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Stan Jones (I) (1914–1963)

Composer, songwriter and actor Stan Jones was born in Douglas, Arizona, on June 5, 1914. He learned to ride horses as a child, a skill that came in handy later in his life (as did his talent for singing and playing the guitar). After his father died his mother moved the family to Los Angeles. He attended UC Berkeley for a time, and began riding ... See full bio »

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The Searchers
The Searchers Soundtrack
The Great Locomotive Chase
The Steel Trap
The Steel Trap Soundtrack
The Horse Soldiers
The Horse Soldiers Gen. Ulysses S. Grant


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 1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter (uncredited)
 1961 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Doc Slocum
- Daniel Boone: The Promised Land (1961) ... Doc Slocum
- Daniel Boone: The Wilderness Road (1961) ... Doc Slocum
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
General U.S. Grant
- Yankee Confederate (1960) ... General U.S. Grant
 1960 Ten Who Dared
Seneca Howland
 1959 The Horse Soldiers
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (uncredited)
 1959 U.S. Marshal (TV Series)
Deputy Olson
- Maryjo Is Missing (1959) ... Deputy Olson (uncredited)
 1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956-1958 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk Sacramento / Sheriff
- Dead to Rights (1958) ... Hotel Clerk Sacramento (uncredited)
- The Last Train West (1956) ... Sheriff
 1956-1958 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Deputy Harry Olson / Deputy Harry Olsen / Deputy Olson / ...
- Woman Escapes (1958) ... Deputy Harry Olsen
- Social Service Case (1958) ... Deputy Harry Olson
- Stepfather (1957) ... Deputy Olson
- Deep Fraud (1957) ... Deputy Harry Olson
- Range Land Feud (1957) ... Deputy Harry Olsen
 1956 The Rainmaker
Townsman (uncredited)
 1956 The Great Locomotive Chase
Wilson Brown
 1955 The Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
 1952 The Last Musketeer
Sheriff Blake
 1951 Whirlwind
Rider (uncredited)
 1950 Rio Grande
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Stanley 'Stan D.' Jones

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Jones was a park ranger at the US National Park in Death Valley, CA. He got into the movie business when he was assigned as liaison to director John Ford while Ford was shooting 3 Godfathers (1948) in Death Valley. He also a songwriter, having penned the classic western song "Ghost Riders in the Sky", made famous by Vaughn Monroe in 1949. See more »

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