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Buffalo Bill Cody

Biography

American legend and showman whose Crazy West Present glorified the American frontier. He was thought to possess gained his nickname by eliminating over 4,000 buffalo, though a lot of his accolades had been mythical. He proved helpful his first work being a freight carrier being a guy extra at age group 11. His present featured the renowned Annie Oakley. He wedded Louisa Frederici in 1866 as well as the couple acquired four children jointly. Another well-known Iowa-born Pisces like him is normally Tom Arnold.

Quick Facts


Full Name Buffalo Bill
Date Of Birth February 26, 1846
Died January 10, 1917, Denver, Colorado, United States
Place Of Birth Iowa
Profession Actor, Soldier, Showman, Hunter
Nationality American
Spouse Louisa Frederici
Children Orra Maude Cody, Arta Cody, Ranger Bill Miller, Kit Carson Cody, Irma Louisa Cody Garlow
Parents Isaac Cody, Mary Ann Bonsell Laycock
Siblings Julia Cody Goodman, Martha Cody, Eliza Alice Cody Myers, Samuel Cody, Helen Cody Wetmore, Mary Hannah Cody Decker, Charles Cody
Awards Medal of Honor
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Was mentioned in an Allan Sherman song entitled "Oh Boy" as "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
2First cousin five times removed of Dawn Cody.
3Son of Isaac Cody and wife Mary Ann Bonsell Laycock, daughter of Samuel Laycock and wife Hannah Taylor and, by her, a distant relative of both Richard Nixon and Al Gore.
4Supported Indian and women's rights; he was also a conservationist.
51958: Inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
61883: Staged his first Wild West Show in Omaha, NE.
7By the time he died, he was almost broke.
8Before he went into show business, he had been a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Colorado "Fifty-Niner", Pony Express rider (1860), wagonmaster, stagecoach driver, Civil War soldier, and even hotel manager.
91872: Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role as a scout for the United States Army (1868-1872).
106/6/88: Pictured on a 15¢ US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series.
11Pictured (as Buffalo Bill) on one of a set of twenty 29¢ US commemorative postage stamps celebrating Legends of the West, issued 18 October 1994. A set of twenty 19¢ US postcards with pictures of the stamps was issued on the same date. Other persons honored in the two sets are Annie Oakley, Bill Pickett, William Tilghman, Jim Bridger, Wyatt Earp, John C. Fremont, William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson, Chief Joseph, Wild Bill Hickok, Kit Carson, Geronimo, Charles Goodnight, Nellie Cashman, Sacajawea and Jim Beckwourth.
12Adopted son is Ranger Bill Miller.
131896: Founded Cody, WY.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arena2003TV Series documentary autobiography "The Life of William F. Cody known as Buffalo Bill" - 1 episode
Battling with Buffalo Bill1931book "The Great West That Was" - as William F. Cody ['Buffalo Bill']
The Indians Are Coming1930book "The Great West That Was"
Fighting with Buffalo Bill1926story "The Great West That Was"
Les aventures de Buffalo Bill1909Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill1917Documentary producer
The Indian Wars1914producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Circus Girl's Romance1915ShortBuffalo Bill Cody - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Buffalo Bill Show1917Documentary supervisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Adventures of Buffalo Bill1917Documentary
Animated Weekly, No. 551917Documentary shortHimself
Selig-Tribune, No. 51917ShortHimself
The Indian Wars1914Himself
Sitting Bull: The Hostile Sioux Indian Chief1914ShortHimself
The Wild West Comes to Town1913Documentary shortHimself
The Life of Buffalo Bill1912ShortHimself
Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East1910ShortHimself
Buffalo Bill1910Documentary shortHimself
Buffalo Bill's Parade1903Documentary short
Buffalo Bill's Street Parade1903Documentary short
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show1902Short
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade1901Documentary short
Buffalo Bill's Show Parade1900ShortHimself
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade1900/IShort
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show1900Short
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade1900/IIShort
Indian War Council1898Short
Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 11898Documentary shortHimself
Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 21898Documentary shortHimself
Buffalo Bill and Escort1897Short
Buffalo Bill1894ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2011-2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh")
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel2011DocumentaryHimself
American Experience2006-2011TV Series documentaryHimself, aka 'Buffalo Bill', hunter / Himself
Red and White: Gone with the West2008Video documentaryHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fifty Years Before Your Eyes1950DocumentaryHimself

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