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Scene from Jimmy's latest movie
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Curly Twiford was born Henry Wagstaff Twiford in Nebraska on March 10, 1896. He worked in the motion picture industry as an animal trainer during the 1940's and 50's and is most known for his work on movies such as the Wizard of Oz and The Great Rupert. He was also the owner and trainer of Jimmy the Raven, a crow that appeared in many films, including "It's a Wonderful Life." Twiford died on April 5, 1956 in Los Angeles, California.
Photograph caption dated March 7, 1949 reads, "He's with Roy Rogers, Dale Evans in 'Susana Pass.'" The caption refers to Jimmy the Raven who was owned by animal trainer Curly Twiford and appeared in many popular films, a number of which have won academy awards.; See images #00111809 through #00111811 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Rogers, Roy,--1911-1998
Rogers, Dale Evans
Singers--United States
Actors--United States
Actresses--United States
Ravens--California--Los Angeles
Animals as actors--United States
Animals in motion pictures
Motion pictures--Setting and scenery--California--Los Angeles
Valley Times Collection photographs

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