Voice of Pinocchio, actor Dick Jones dead at 87 – CNN.com


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Los Angeles CNN — The actor who gave voice to Pinocchio in Walt Disney’s 1940 animation movie, died at his home Monday night, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said Tuesday.Richard Percy Jones, known in film and television as Dick Jones, was 87.The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to Fred Corral of the coroner’s office. A daughter found Jones on a bathroom floor of his Northridge, California, home, Corral said.Disney Studios named Jones a “Disney Legend” in 2000 in recognition of his work on the iconic film.”At the time, ‘Pinocchio’ was just a job,” Jones said at the time of induction. “Who knew it would turn out to be the classic that it is today? I count my lucky stars that I had a part in it.”In addition to voicing the script, Jones also wore a puppet costume and acted out scenes to help Disney animators draw the cartoon.

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