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Dick Jones dies at 87; actor who provided voice of Disney's Pinocchio
Dick Jones dies at 87; actor who provided voice of Disney's Pinocchio

Actor Dick Jones appeared in more than 100 films and television shows in his long career, but he is best known by far for a role in which he was not seen on screen. At about 10, when he was known as Dickie, Jones was chosen by Walt Disney to be the voice of Pinocchio in the classic 1940 animated film. At the time, it wasn't common for children to voice roles in animated movies. "They started off with adults, and when Walt first heard the ones trying to act like kids, he said no," Jones said in "The Making of Pinocchio," a 2009 documentary. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Dick Jones: A news obituary in the July 9 LATExtra section of actor Dick Jones, who was the...

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