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Jim Thorpe (I) (1887–1953)

Renowned Native American athlete who excelled in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm but was later stripped of his Olympic medals for having previously received monetary compensation for engaging in professional sport. He later showed up on movie screens as a bit player in westerns. He was portrayed by Burt Lancaster in the film Jim Thorpe -- ... See full bio »

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Trailin' West Black Eagle
Off His Base Jim Thorpe
Rustlers of Red Dog Chief Scarface [Chs. 6, 11]


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 1950 Wagon Master
Navajo Indian
 1949 White Heat
Big Convict (uncredited)
 1949 Yes Sir, That's My Baby
Assistant Coach (uncredited)
 1945 Road to Utopia
Collins - Ship's Passenger (uncredited)
 1945 The Vampire's Ghost
Native (uncredited)
 1945 Beyond the Pecos
Townsman (uncredited)
 1944 Outlaw Trail
Henchman Spike
 1944 Outlaws of Santa Fe
Townsman (uncredited)
 1941 They Died with Their Boots On
Indian (uncredited)
 1941 Meet John Doe
John Doe Applicant (uncredited)
 1941 Prairie Spooners (Short)
 1940 Mexican Spitfire Out West
Indian (uncredited)
 1940 Knute Rockne All American
Halftime Game Official (uncredited)
 1940 Prairie Schooners
Chief Sanche
 1940 Arizona Frontier
Gray Cloud
 1939 Henry Goes Arizona
Bus Passenger (uncredited)
 1939 Man of Conquest
Cherokee Indian (uncredited)
 1939 The Man from Texas
Posse Rider (uncredited)
 1938 Frontier Scout
Henchman (uncredited)
 1938 Start Cheering
Head Linesman (uncredited)
 1938 Cattle Raiders
Trial Spectator (uncredited)
 1937 Born to the West
Barfly (uncredited)
 1937 52nd Street
Street Thug (uncredited)
 1937 Big City
Jim Thorpe
 1937 San Quentin
Convict (uncredited)
 1937 Pick a Star
Man in Audience at Talent Contest (uncredited)
 1937 Green Light
Indian (uncredited)
 1936 Trailin' West
Black Eagle
 1936 Yellowstone
George (uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Rider
Indian (Ch's 11,13) (uncredited)
 1936 Wildcat Trooper
Indian Fur Trapper
 1936 Treachery Rides the Range
Chief Red Smoke
 1936 Under Two Flags (uncredited)
 1936 Hill-Tillies (Short)
1st Indian
 1936 Silly Billies
Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Miner (uncredited)
 1936 Klondike Annie
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood
Pirate (uncredited)
 1935 La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (Short)
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1935 The Ivory-Handled Gun
Henchman Jack (uncredited)
 1935 Moonlight on the Prairie
Henchman (uncredited)
 1935 Fighting Youth
Football Player from Carlisle (uncredited)
 1935 The Last Days of Pompeii
Spectator Tossing Coins (uncredited)
 1935 Barbary Coast
Indian (uncredited)
 1935 It's in the Air
Indian Father (uncredited)
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Charlie Jim
 1935 The Farmer Takes a Wife
Indian (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
Convict (uncredited)
 1935 She
Captain of the Guard (uncredited)
 1935 The Arizonian
Townsman (uncredited)
 1935 Alibi Ike
Major League Baseball Player (uncredited)
 1935 Code of the Mounted
Eagle Feather
 1935 The Miracle Rider
Indian Warrior (uncredited)
 1935 One Run Elmer (Short)
Second Baseman (uncredited)
 1935 Under Pressure
Mucker (uncredited)
 1935 Rustlers of Red Dog
Chief Scarface [Chs. 6, 11]
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1934 The Red Rider
Bill Abel, Portos Henchman
 1933 Sweepings
Indian (uncredited)
 1933 King Kong
New York Theatergoer (uncredited)
 1932 Wild Horse Mesa
Indian Chief
 1932 Air Mail
Indian (uncredited)
 1932 The Golden West
Medicine Man (uncredited)
 1932 Always Kickin' (Short)
 1932 White Eagle
Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1932 Off His Base (Short)
Jim Thorpe
 1932 Hold 'Em Jail
Football Player (uncredited)
 1932 My Pal, the King
Black Cloud (as James Thorpe)
 1932 The Dark Horse
Blackfeet Indian Chief (uncredited)
 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill
Swift Arrow [Chs. 9-12]
 1931 Touchdown!
Football Player (uncredited)
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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

The Jim Thorpe Association

Alternate Names:

James Thorpe | Wathahuck-Brightpath


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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