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'Pinocchio'

Original Voice Actor

Richard Jones Dies at 87

7/8/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pinocchio Dies
The first man who brought Pinocchio to life on the big screen has died -- Richard Percy Jones passed away at home in Northridge, CA.

Jones died Monday night ... apparently of natural causes.

As a kid, he was chosen by Walt Disney to provide the voice of the boy puppet for the 1940 animated flick, "Pinocchio." Jones was also a skilled rodeo rider -- appearing in a bunch of B-movies and TV shows. He also had bit roles in the "Our Gang" films.

Jones retired from acting in the 1960s... to go into real estate and banking. He's survived by his wife and 4 kids.

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Bridget    

Why did you put this story at the bottom? Sensitive bunch aren't ya. TSK TSK. I hope jiminy cricket slaps you.

I love pinocchio. How many people remember their parents telling them "your nose is growing"? Thanks for the childhood memories Mr. Jones. Rest in Peace.

53 days ago
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Rigby    

:( aww my favorite disney movie!!!! Rip my friend

53 days ago
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annaK83    

Rest in peace

53 days ago
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big teaser    

So sad...

53 days ago
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big teaser    

So what if I played pinnochio the goodfellas up in this druggame is a nono.

53 days ago
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VinnyD    

My favorite Disney movie; beautiful animation. Mr. Jones really brought the character to life (pun intended). ;)

53 days ago
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Wow ...    

My condolences to his family, friends and fans. May he RIP.

53 days ago
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Nestlé    

RIP

52 days ago
9.

Steve    

Watch the movie and pay attention it's a Pedo fest

52 days ago

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