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Jim Thorpe (James Francis Thorpe)

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Biography

Prague, Indian Territory [now Oklahoma], USA
Renowned Native American athlete who excelled in the 1912 Olympic games in Stockholm but was later stripped of his Olympic medals for having previously received monetary compensation for engaging in professional sport. He later showed up on movie screens as a bit player in westerns. He was portrayed by Burt Lancaster in the film Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951). Read more...

Actor

Character: Swift Arrow

Battling with Buffalo Bill 1931

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Character: Blackfeet Indian Chief

The Dark Horse 1932

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Character: Spectator Tossing Coins

The Last Days of Pompeii 1935

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Character: Gray Cloud

Arizona Frontier 1940

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Character: John Doe Applicant

Meet John Doe 1941

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Character: Collins - Ship's Passenger

Road to Utopia 1945

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Character: Himself - Athlete

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself

Idols of the Game 1995

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