Bill Cody (William Joseph Cody Jr.)

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Bill Cody, the B-movie cowboy star, was born William Joseph Cody, Jr., on January 5, 1891 in St. Paul, Minnesota 1891, although some sources list his place of birth as Manitoba. He was no relation to William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody. He was educated at Saint Thomas Military Academy in Minneapolis and later attended St. Johns University in New York. After graduating, he became an actor with the Metropolitan Stock Company, which toured the U.S. and Canada. He wound up in Hollywood in 1922 and got employment as a stuntman, eventually working his way up to bit parts as an actor. Read more...