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Jay Silverheels was his real name. He was a full-blooded Native American who went to Hollywood to work as a stunt man and extra. He had important roles in Key Largo, Broken Arrow, and several other films but is most well known as Tonto, The Lone Ranger's faithful Indian companion.

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The late Jay Silverheels (May 26, 1912 - March 5, 1980) who is best known as Tonto from The Lone Ranger was partnered with Clayton Moore (September 14, 1914 - December 28, 1999) .

Two people of both integrity and quality . You can pay your respects at the link below which will take you to Mr. Silverheels' and Mr. Moore's gravesites .

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Who was the Lone Ranger's partner?

Tonto, played by Jay Silverheels.

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Jay Silverheels died from a stroke .

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Jay Silverheels was born on May 26, 1912.

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Jay Silverheels is best known for playing Tonto in the television series, The Lone Ranger. Jay Silverheels had four children. Three girls and a boy named Jay Silverheels Jr.

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Jay Silverheels, aka Tonto, was born on Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation near Brantford, Ontario.

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Jay Silverheels died on March 5, 1980 at the age of 67.

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"The Lone Ranger" played by the late Clayton Moore, was "Tonto's" partner, played by Jay Silverheels'.

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Co-workers. Silverheels played Tonto and Moore played the Lone Ranger.

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What character did Canadian Indian actor Jay Silverheels play on tv?

Jay Silverheels played in the role of Tonto in the TV series The Lone Ranger .