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Champion, Jr
Birth: 1942
Death: 1977

Animal Actor. Gene's second screen horse was Champion Jr., a lighter sorrel with four stockings and a narrow blaze, who appeared in films until 1950. While onscreen with Republic, Champion Jr. was billed as "Wonder Horse of the West," and at Columbia, he was known as "World's Wonder Horse." Champion Jr., first appeared in Sioux City Sue in 1946, he was best remembered for jumping atop a specially made piano. He was the best for tricks, and his most memorable role was in The Strawberry Roan, however Champion Jr. was not a Roan, he was part Arabian and would have been considered a Chestnut or a Sorrel. Champion Jr. was his screen name, off screen Gene would call him Wags, which was his actual name. He died in 1977 and was laid to rest on the Melody Ranch, along with all the famous "Champions" of Gene Autry. (bio by: Shock) 
 
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Melody Ranch Burial Ground
Newhall
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jim Tipton
Record added: Feb 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8387920
Champion, Jr
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Champion, Jr
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