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 Tim McCoy

Tim McCoy

Birth
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 29 Jan 1978 (aged 86)
Cochise County, Arizona, USA
Burial Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 11596 · View Source
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Actor, Entertainer. Born Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy in Saginaw, Michigan, later moving to Wyoming where he lived on a ranch. He served as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army both in World War I and World War II. He acted in both silent films and later "talkies" for MGM, Universal Pictures, and Columbia Pictures, the majority of which were Westerns. At the height of his popularity, he was featured on "Wheaties" cereal boxes. He was a leading expert in Indian folklore, Native American sign language, and was a sharpshooter known for his fast draw. He performed for Ringling Brothers Circus, formed his own Wild West show, and hosted "The Tim McCoy" show on television. He earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1974.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11596
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tim McCoy (10 Apr 1891–29 Jan 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11596, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .