Ask AP: Buck Jones

Celebrity Q&A
on April 10, 2011

How did movie star Buck Jones die, and how many Westerns did he make?  
—Joseph Hein, Cumbola, Pa.

Born Charles Gebhart in Vincennes, Ind., the silver-screen cowboy star died at 50 of injuries suffered in the deadliest nightclub fire in American history. The inferno at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove nightclub on Nov. 28, 1942, killed 492 people and injured hundreds of others. Jones worked in more than 160 films, most of them Westerns, between 1917 and 1942.

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