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Don Francks

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Don Francks
Francks in 1966.
Donald Harvey Francks

(1932-02-28)February 28, 1932
DiedApril 3, 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 84)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of deathLung cancer
Other namesIron Buffalo
Occupation(s)Actor, vocalist, jazz musician, poet
Years active1954–2016
Spouse(s)Lili Francks
(m. 1967-2016; his death)
Children4 (including Cree Summer and Rainbow Sun Francks)

Donald Harvey Francks (February 28, 1932 – April 3, 2016), also known as Iron Buffalo, was a Canadian actor, vocalist and jazz musician. Francks's acting career began with CBC Television as a regular on Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral (1955-55) and Riding High (1955), then in the drama The Fast Ones (1959). In 1957 he had a part in the American series The Adventures of Tugboat Annie.

Francks was the first actor to voice the role of Boba Fett, a Mandalorian bounty hunter in Star Wars Holiday Special and reprised the role in an episode of Star Wars: Droids. He voiced several characters in Inspector Gadget along with his daughter, Cree Summer, who voiced Penny during the first season of the show.

Francks died on April 3, 2016 from lung cancer in Toronto, Ontario at the age of 84.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Notice of death of Don Franks, panow.com; accessed April 9, 2016.