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Little Dickie Jones first sees a drawing that Walt made just for him.

Little Dickie Jones first sees a drawing that Walt made just for him.

Child rodeo-star-turned-actor Dick “Dickie” Jones, died at the spry age of 87.
Jones was a prodigious horseman from infancy. By the age of six, Jones was hired by the rodeo owned by Hoot Gibson. Really, the guy’s name was Hoot. As in “A hoot and holler.” Apparently, Hoots parents loved owls.
He went on to star in such movies as “Fort Worth,” “Rocky Mountain,” and “Redwood Forest Trail.” So, basically, his entire career is eroding in some forgotten basement and no one cares.
Except for one movie.
In 1940, Walt Disney hand selected the 10-year-old Jones because of a certain growing appendage. This made him think of the movie he was working on, “Pinocchio.” Little Dickie Jones gave a wooden performance as the voice of the marionette who dreamed of being a real boy.
Although the film has since been dwarfed by the success of the 2002 Roberto Benigni remake, the original “Pinocchio” remains somewhat popular.
At the time, adults were usually used to voice children in films. Mainly because children are a pain in the ass.
But Walt insisted on casting a child in this role for the wood. -I mean for the role of the boy with wood. -I mean the role of the wooden boy. Little Dickie was still a pain in the ass… but the kind that Walt didn’t mind.
This hit goes to: Dick in Town! He goes from last place into a tie…. for second-to-last place. He’s a mere 160 points behind the leader. Dream big, Jay, you can do it!
Happy pooling,
SPMI
Current Standings:
Jami: 190 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60, Peaches Geldof – 80, Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter – 30)
Tailgating with Jesus: – 120 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10, Jack Ramsay – 20, Don Zimmer – 20, Chuck Noll – 20)
Joanne: 100 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10, Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20, Connie Marrero – 0, Al Feldstein – 20, Casey Kasem – 20, Eli Wallach – 10)
“Imaginary” Steve: 100 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20, Emmanuel III Delly – 20, Marco (Polo!) Cé – 20, Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy – 10, Cardinal Bernard Agre – 20)
Starving Writer: – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)
SPMI: 90 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10, Dave “Sick-motehrfucker” Herman – 30, Terry Richards – 20)
Gianna: 80 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0)
Babysitter: 70 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10, Ann B. Davis! – 20, Stephanie Kwolek – 10)
Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House): – 60 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 10, Gary Becker – 20)
Team Sushi: – 50 (Bob Hoskins – 30, Maya Angelou – 20)
The Girl on Fire: 50 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20)
Occupy the Casket: 40 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10, Dick Ayers – 10)
Dick in Town: 30 (Hiroo Onoda – 10, Dick “Dickie” Jones – 20)
Nora the Explorer: 30 (Jeremiah Denton – 20, Ruby Dee – 10)
Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 220)
Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

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