Buffalo Bill, Jr.

Adopted name of town deputy marshal on the western adventure BUFFALO BILL, JR./SYN/1955. Bill (Dick Jones) and his sister (Nancy Gilbert) were lone survivors of an Indian attack on a wagon train in the Black Hills.

When they were found by Judge Ben Wiley (Harry Cheshire) the young boy was carrying his sister in a buffalo robe and so the Judge decided to call him Buffalo Bill, Jr. His sister bears the name Calamity Jane after the frontier sharpshooter and stagecoach driver.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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