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Richard Percy Jones, voice of Disney's Pinocchio, dies at 87

Richard Percy Jones, voice of Disney's Pinocchio, dies at 87
Richard Percy Jones, the voice of Disney's Pinocchio, has died aged 87.

The actor - also known as Dick or Dickie Jones - found fame as a child star in the classic animated 1940 film, and went on to appear in several popular westerns and B-movies.

He died on Monday (July 7) at his home in Northridge, California.

Jones is best known for his starring role as the puppet who wants to be a real boy, and performed the songs 'Give a Little Whistle', 'Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee' and 'I've Got No Strings'.

He also had small roles in the Our Gang movies, as well as Babes in Toyland, Mr Smith Goes to Washington and Heaven Can Wait.

In the 1950s, he played Dick West and Jimmy the Kid in 78 episodes of the Range Rider TV series.

He later had appearances in The Gene Autry Show and Annie Oakley, and played the title role in Buffalo Bill Jr.
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Movie Poster of the Week: The Posters of Barbara Stanwyck

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Above: Us poster for Forbidden (Frank Capra, USA, 1932)

In honor of the month-long retrospective of the films of the great Barbara Stanwyck starting today at Film Forum in New York, I thought I’d select my favorite Stanwyck posters. Brooklyn-born Ruby Catherine Stevens made 85 films over 37 years in Hollywood so there is an awful lot to choose from. But the remarkable thing about looking back at these posters is how artists seemed to have had a hard time capturing her likeness. The poster for one of her earliest films, Capra’s 1932 Forbidden, above, captures her beautifully, but the poster for Stella Dallas (1937), her first Oscar-nominated role (she never won, shockingly), seems to be of a different actress entirely. As for the sexed-up illustration on the flyer for The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), in that she looks more like Jean Harlow. Some of my favorite posters for her films are the Swedish and Danish designs,
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