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Date Of BirthApril 3, 1904
DiedJanuary 4, 1999, Los Angeles, California, United States
SpouseWendy Foote, Bertha "Birdie" Parker
FactHe was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6655 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 20, 1983.

Iron Eyes Cody was born on April 3, 1904, in Oklahoma. His parents were of Cherokee and Arapaho descent. He had six siblings. Cody’s early education took place in Oklahoma. He later attended the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.

Cody’s career began in the 1920s. He worked as a Hollywood extra and bit player. In 1930, he appeared in his first major film, “The Silent Enemy.” Cody went on to appear in over 100 films. Some of his most notable roles were in “The Searchers” (1956), “A Man Called Horse” (1970), and “Ernest Goes to Jail” (1992).

Cody was married three times. His first wife was Bertha Parker. The couple had two children. His second wife was Irma Slage. The couple had one child. His third wife was Gloria Parker. The couple had no children.

Cody died on January 4, 1999, at the age of 94.

General Info

Full NameIron Eyes Cody
Date Of BirthApril 3, 1904
DiedJanuary 4, 1999, Los Angeles, California, United States


SpouseWendy Foote, Bertha "Birdie" Parker
ChildrenRobert "Tree" Cody, Arthur Cody, Joseph Cody
ParentsAntonio de Corti, Francesca Salpietra
SiblingsJ.W. Cody, Victoria Cody, Frank Cody


MoviesGrayeagle, Ernest Goes to Camp, The Condor, The Great Sioux Massacre, Son of Paleface, The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County, Sitting Bull, Westward Ho the Wagons!, Lost in Alaska, Gun for a Coward, Riders of the Whistling Skull, Crashing Thru, Fort Defiance, In Old Cheyenne, Night Raiders, Arrow in...

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1He was posthumously awarded a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars on January 15, 1999.
2He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6655 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 20, 1983.
3Brother of J.W. Cody, Frank Cody and Victoria Cody. His mother remarried Alton Abshire and had five more children.
4Was actually of Italian ancestry.
5His daughter allegedly died in a childhood hunting accident.
6Following his death, he was interred with his wife Bertha "Birdie" Parker at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
7Cody's Native American heritage was challenged on May 26, 1996, in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Louisiana, USA) newspaper by reporter Angela Aleiss who revealed that he was in fact of Italian ancestry. Cody denied his Louisiana origins.
8He was the man who played the Indian that sheds a single tear for a blighted American environment in "Keep America Beautiful" ads that ran from 1971 into the 1980s.




The Lone Ranger1938Bullet-Bringer (ch. 7) (uncredited)
Prairie Thunder1937Indian (uncredited)
Wild West Days1937Indian in Mohawk Headdress (uncredited)
Old Louisiana1937Indian Driving Coach (uncredited)
The Riders of the Whistling Skull1937Indian (uncredited)
The Bold Caballero1936Indian (uncredited)
The Boss Rider of Gun Creek1936Indian Danny (uncredited)
Ride, Ranger, Ride1936Comanche War Party Leader (uncredited)
The Phantom Rider1936Indian (uncredited)
Treachery Rides the Range1936Little Deer (uncredited)
Rose-Marie1936Indian Dancer (uncredited)
Custer's Last Stand1936/IChief Brown Fox (as Iron Eyes)
Annie Oakley1935Indian in Show (uncredited)
The Ivory-Handled Gun1935Barfly (uncredited)
The Farmer Takes a Wife1935Indian (uncredited)
Toll of the Desert1935Marauding Indian (uncredited)
Fighting Shadows1935Indian (uncredited)
The Miracle Rider1935Indian (uncredited)
The Rustlers of Red Dog1935Indian (uncredited)
The Return of Chandu1934/ICat Man [Chs. 8, 10] (uncredited)
The Scarlet Letter1934Indian (uncredited)
Young Eagles1934Temple Guard [Chs. 2-3] (uncredited)
Massacre1934Indian (uncredited)
Fighting with Kit Carson1933Cheyenne Rider (uncredited)
King of the Arena1933Circus Indian (uncredited)
The Thundering Herd1933Indian (uncredited)
Clancy of the Mounted1933Indian [Ch. 3, 6] (uncredited)
The Golden West1932Indian Dancer (uncredited)
Wild Girl1932Indian (uncredited)
The Big Stampede1932Crew's Indian Servant (uncredited)
The Rider of Death Valley1932Indian (uncredited)
Texas Pioneers1932Little Eagle (as Iron Eyes)
Murders in the Rue Morgue1932Indian at Sideshow (uncredited)
The Rainbow Trail1932John Tom (uncredited)
Oklahoma Jim1931War Eagle (uncredited)
Fighting Caravans1931Indian After Firewater (uncredited)
The Big Trail1930Indian (uncredited)
The Viking1928Indian (uncredited)
Back to God's Country1927Indian (unconfirmed)
The Scarlet Letter1926Young Indian at Dunking (uncredited)
The Spirit of '761990Indian
Ernest Goes to Camp1987Old Indian 'Chief St. Cloud'
The A-Team1986TV SeriesChief Watashi
Newhart1983TV SeriesAmerican Indian
Fantasy Island1982TV SeriesChief Daniel Tenquot
Matt and Jenny1980TV SeriesShaman
How the West Was Won1978TV SeriesMedicine Man
Grayeagle1977Standing Bear
The Quest1976TV MovieOld Indian
Dusty's Trail1973TV SeriesFull Moon
Bonanza1968-1971TV SeriesWinnemucca Long Bear
The Immortal1971TV SeriesDjanni
Medical Center1970TV SeriesChanter
El Condor1970Santana
A Man Called Horse1970Medicine Man
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County1970Crazy Foot
Then Came Bronson1969TV SeriesChief John Carbona
The Governor & J.J.1969TV SeriesChief Running Bear
Here's Lucy1969TV SeriesMedicine Man
Something for a Lonely Man1968TV Movie
Gunsmoke1968TV SeriesIndian
Hondo1967TV SeriesElderly Brave Chief
The Fastest Guitar Alive19671st Indian
Nevada Smith1966Taka-Ta (uncredited)
The F.B.I.1965TV SeriesMedicine Man
The Great Sioux Massacre1965Crazy Horse
Wagon Train1965TV SeriesSeeba
Branded1965TV SeriesGrey Eagle
Daniel Boone1965TV SeriesMedicine Man
Destry1964TV SeriesIron Eyes
The Virginian1964TV SeriesChief Black Feather
Rawhide1959-1964TV SeriesMedicine Man / Blue Deer / John Redcloud
Mister Ed1962TV SeriesChief Thundercloud
Death Valley Days1958-1962TV SeriesChief / Indian Trapper
Black Gold1962Charlie Two-Bits
Outlaws1960-1962TV SeriesTalkeesh
Tales of Wells Fargo1961TV SeriesThe Medicine Man
Frontier Circus1961TV SeriesThe Indian
The Rebel1961TV SeriesSammy Hart
Zane Grey Theater1961TV SeriesNemanna
The Tall Man1960TV SeriesSam
Heller in Pink Tights1960Indian (uncredited)
The Thin Man1959TV SeriesChief
Alias Jesse James19592nd Indian on Train (uncredited)
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1958-1959TV SeriesMedicine Man / Long Buffalo
The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour1959TV SeriesEskimo Pilot
Lawman1959TV SeriesScarfaced Brave
Maverick1959TV SeriesIndian
Mackenzie's Raiders1959TV SeriesOld Indian
U.S. Marshal1958TV SeriesKen Maple
The Light in the Forest1958Cuyloga's Counsellor (uncredited)
Sugarfoot1958TV SeriesJoe White Cloud
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1956-1958TV SeriesMad Wolf / Chief Many Stars
Cheyenne1957-1958TV SeriesChief Canyawa / Grey Wolf
The Restless Gun1958TV SeriesGeorge Washington Smith
Gun Fever19581st Indian Chief
Ride Out for Revenge1957Cheyenne Indian (uncredited)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1957TV SeriesIndian
Gun for a Coward1957Chief
Westward Ho, the Wagons!1956Many Stars
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1955-1956TV SeriesChief Storm Cloud / Big Joe
Comanche1956Medicine Arrow - The Medicine Man (uncredited)
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon1955-1956TV SeriesMulak / White Eagle
The Wild Dakotas1956Red Rock
Johnny Moccasin1956TV MovieMountain Cloud
Indian Agent1955TV MovieIndian Brave (uncredited)
Apache Ambush1955Apache Chief Apaho (uncredited)
Cavalcade of America1955TV Series
White Feather1955Indian Chief (uncredited)
Sitting Bull1954Crazy Horse
Arrow in the Dust1954Chief Rasacura (uncredited)
The Cisco Kid1953TV SeriesChief Sky Eagle / Chief Big Cloud
Fast Company1953Ben Iron Mountain
Meet Me at the Fair1953Chief Rain-in-the-Face (uncredited)
Montana Belle1952Cherokee (uncredited)
Apache War Smoke1952Apache with Major Dekker's Hat (uncredited)
The Savage1952Warrior (uncredited)
Lost in Alaska1952Canook (uncredited)
The Big Sky1952Blackfoot Subchief (uncredited)
Son of Paleface1952Chief Yellow Cloud
Apache Country1952Indian with Pat (uncredited)
Fort Osage1952Osage Brave - Blue Shirt
Night Raiders1952Henchman Cherokee
Red Mountain1951Ute Indian
Fort Defiance1951Brave Bear (as Iron Eyes)
Ace in the Hole1951Indian Copy Boy (uncredited)
The Last Outpost1951Mangas Coloradas (uncredited)
The Redhead and the Cowboy1951Loukai - Lamartine's Indian Scout (uncredited)
California Passage1950Indian
North of the Great Divide1950Headdress-Presenter (uncredited)
Cherokee Uprising1950Longknife
Broken Arrow1950Teese (uncredited)
The Iroquois Trail1950Huron Indian (uncredited)
Comanche Territory1950Comanche (uncredited)
Cody of the Pony Express1950Chief Grey Cloud (uncredited)
Davy Crockett, Indian Scout1950Lone Eagle's Brave (uncredited)
Mrs. Mike1949Chief Iron Eyes (uncredited)
The Cowboy and the Indians1949Indian Farmer (uncredited)
Arctic Manhunt1949Eskimo (uncredited)
Sand1949Indian (uncredited)
Massacre River1949Chief Yellowstone
Tulsa1949Osage Indian (uncredited)
The Paleface1948Chief Iron Eyes
Indian Agent1948Wovoka
Blood on the Moon1948Toma (uncredited)
Train to Alcatraz1948Geronimo
The Dude Goes West1948Pipe-Smoking Indian (uncredited)
The Gallant Legion1948Indian Warrior (uncredited)
The Senator Was Indiscreet1947Indian
The Last Round-up1947Indian (uncredited)
Bowery Buckaroos1947Indian Joe
Unconquered1947Red Corn
So You Want to Keep Your Hair1946ShortIndian (uncredited)
Plainsman and the Lady1946Indian (uncredited)
Under Nevada Skies1946Indian (uncredited)
The Scarlet Horseman1946Indian (uncredited)
Can't Help Singing1944Indian Scaring Caroline (uncredited)
The Phantom1943Native (uncredited)
Dawn on the Great Divide1942Indian (uncredited)
The Valley of Vanishing Men1942Many Eyes (uncredited)
Springtime in the Rockies1942White Cloud (uncredited)
Here We Go Again1942Indian (uncredited)
Overland Mail1942Indian [Chs. 1-2, 5-6, 10-11] (uncredited)
King of the Stallions1942Indian in Horse-Pursuit Party (uncredited)
The Omaha Trail19421st Friendly Indian (uncredited)
Pierre of the Plains1942Indian (uncredited)
Perils of Nyoka1942Arab (uncredited)
Ten Gentlemen from West Point1942Indian (uncredited)
Perils of the Royal Mounted1942Indian (Pursuit Leader) [Chs.4,15 and backgrounds] (uncredited)
My Gal Sal1942Indian (uncredited)
The Girl from Alaska1942Eskimo (uncredited)
Klondike Fury1942Trading Post Indian (uncredited)
Lawless Plainsmen1942Indian (uncredited)
Ride 'Em Cowboy1942Indian (uncredited)
Valley of the Sun1942Indian (uncredited)
Don Winslow of the Navy1942Native Thug at Mill [Ch. 5] (uncredited)
King of the Texas Rangers1941Carlos (Ch. 9) (uncredited)
Outlaws of Cherokee Trail1941Indian Gambler (uncredited)
This Woman Is Mine1941Hostile Indian (uncredited)
Saddlemates1941Black Eagle
In Old Cheyenne1941Indian (uncredited)
The Roundup1941Indian (uncredited)
Western Union1941Indian Who Drinks Chemical Solution (uncredited)
Pony Post1940Indian (uncredited)
Arizona1940Indian (uncredited)
Young Bill Hickok1940Big Bear (uncredited)
Too Many Girls1940Indian (uncredited)
Colorado1940Indian Henchman (uncredited)
Kit Carson1940Indian (uncredited)
Untamed1940Indian (uncredited)
Winners of the West1940Indian [Chs. 1, 5, 7, 9-10, 13] (uncredited)
Alias the Deacon1940Indian playing Slot Machine (uncredited)
Young Buffalo Bill1940Comanche Renegade (uncredited)
Pioneers of the West1940Indian (uncredited)
Green Hell1940Indian (uncredited)
Maintain the Right1940ShortIndian Killer (uncredited)
Crashing Thru1939Indian Joe - Harrington's Henchman (uncredited)
Overland Mail1939Indian Chief
Fighting Mad19392nd Indian at Post (uncredited)
Overland with Kit Carson1939Running Wolf (Ch's 11-14) (uncredited)
The Oregon Trail1939Crow Foot [Ch. 10] (uncredited)
Across the Plains1939Brave (uncredited)
Man of Conquest1939Indian (uncredited)
Union Pacific1939Indian (uncredited)
The Kid from Texas1939Wild West Show Indian (uncredited)
Scouts to the Rescue1939Indian (uncredited)
The Historical Mystery: Miracle of Salt Lake1938Documentary shortIndian (uncredited)
Hawk of the Wilderness1938Storm Cloud (uncredited)
The Cowboy and the Lady1938Rodeo Indian (uncredited)
Flaming Frontiers1938Indian Raider [Chs. 1-5 & Others] (uncredited)
The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1938Indian Warrior (uncredited)


The Great Sioux Massacre1965technical advisor
The Oregon Trail1959technical advisor: India
The Light in the Forest1958technical advisor
Westward Ho, the Wagons!1956technical advisor - uncredited
Brave Eagle1955-1956TV Series technical advisor - 25 episodes
Sitting Bull1954technical advisor
Fort Defiance1951technical director
Unconquered1947indian language advisor


They Died with Their Boots On1941stunts - uncredited
Santa Fe Trail1940stunts - uncredited
Green Hell1940stunts - uncredited
Stagecoach1939stunts - uncredited
The Charge of the Light Brigade1936stunts - uncredited
Captain Blood1935stunts - uncredited
The Big Trail1930stunts - uncredited

Costume Department

Sitting Bull1954designer: Indian costumes


American Masters1997TV Series documentaryHimself
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television1986TV MovieHimself
Hollywood1980TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion1979TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Make Mine Red, White and Blue1972TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Here's Lucy: On Location2009Documentary short
Reel Injun2009DocumentaryHimself
Images of Indians: How Hollywood Stereotyped the Native American2003TV Movie documentaryHimself / Standing Bear (from Grayeagle (1978)) (uncredited)
The Great Indian Wars 1840-18901991DocumentaryIndian Raider (uncredited)
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch1976Indian Henchman (uncredited)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1961TV SeriesMany Stars
Raiders of Ghost City1944Indian (uncredited)
Hi-Yo Silver1940White Feather (uncredited)
Custer's Last Stand1936/IIChief Brown Fox
Chandu on the Magic Island1935Cat Man (uncredited)


Won Awards

1984Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1983Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 20 April 1983. At 6655 Hollywood Blvd.

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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