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William F. Cody Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

WILLIAM F. CODY
Born: February 26, 1846 in Scott County, Iowa
Died: January 10, 1917 in Denver, Colorado
Biography | show moreshow less
William Frederick Cody (1846-1917) earned the name "Buffalo Bill" for killing thousands of buffalo as a hired hunter in 1867 and 1868. Cody began his Wild West career herding cattle at age nine. Five years later, he became the Pony Express' youngest rider. Throughout the Civil War, Cody worked as a government scout, extracting from life and the West all that it had to offer. His western notoriety grew with his adventures, including those during the Sioux War, in which he purportedly fought a duel with Chief Yellow Hand. Cody's theatrical career was launched that same year with his re-enactments of such Indian battles. By 1883, he formed his first Wild West spectacle, becoming a master showman who toured internationally until 1903. In 1908, Cody teamed up with his old rival, "Pawnee Bill" Lillie for a combined "two Bills" show. Lillie called his show "Far East" because it included Japanese and Arab performers, as well as Western Americana. (Adopting the honorary rank of Colonel for himself, Cody addresses Lillie by the lower rank of Major.) In 1913, financial circumstances forced Cody to sell his own show and join the Sells Floto show.
Film Credits | show moreshow less
1914 The Indian Wars (Producer), 1917 The Buffalo Bill Show (Other), 1914 The Indian Wars (in person), 1900 Buffalo Bill's Show Parade (in person), 1900 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (in person), 1894 Buffalo Bill (in person), 2011-2012 60 Minutes (Other), 1980 Hollywood (Other), 1910 Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East (in person), 2006-2011 The American Experience (Other), 1898 Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 2 (in person), 2011 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (Other), 1930 The Indians Are Coming (Writer), 1915 The Circus Girl's Romance (in person), 1912 The Life of Buffalo Bill (in person), 1902 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (in person), 1900/II Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade (in person), 1898 Indian War Council (in person), 1897 Buffalo Bill and Escort (in person), 2003 Arena (Writer), 1931 Battling with Buffalo Bill (Writer), 1926 Fighting with Buffalo Bill (Writer), 1914 Sitting Bull: The Hostile Sioux Indian Chief (in person), 1913 The Wild West Comes to Town (in person), 1901 Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade (in person), 1900/I Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade (in person), 1950 Fifty Years Before Your Eyes (Other), 1909 Les aventures de Buffalo Bill (Writer), 1909 Les aventures de Buffalo Bill (Producer), 1914 The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (Producer), 1914 The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (Other), 1914 The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (Performer), 1914 The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (in person), 1917 The Adventures of Buffalo Bill (in person), 1903 Buffalo Bill's Parade (in person), 1903 Buffalo Bill's Street Parade (in person), 1898 Parade of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, No. 1 (in person), 2008 Red and White: Gone with the West (Other), 1995 Biography (Other)
Theater Credits
The Man Who Owns Broadway - Performer (October 11, 1909 - January 29, 1910)

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