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

9 July 2014 2:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

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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