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PhotographÂ was edited for publication purposes 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
00111809 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d011_f18_i11a CARL0005261172 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/45981
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