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John Hart Obituary

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

OBITUARY

John Hart dies at 91; the other ‘Lone Ranger’

 

 John Hart, 1917-2009

John Hart temporarily replaced Clayton Moore as the Masked Man on the “The Lone Ranger” television series beginning in 1952. With him are Jay Silverheels as Tonto and their horses, Silver and Scout. (Boyd Magers collection)

  

The actor took over the TV role for 52 episodes after Clayton Moore walked out in a reported pay dispute, and also played the lead in the 1947 Columbia serial ‘Jack Armstrong: The All-American Boy.’

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2009

 

Most TV fans of a certain age know the answer to the question, “Who played the Lone Ranger?”

 

Those who say Clayton Moore are correct, at least partially.

 

There was another actor who played the Masked Man on “The Lone Ranger” television series, temporarily replacing Moore in the title role for 52 episodes beginning in 1952.

 

John Hart, 91, the handsome and athletic actor who also starred in the 1940s movie serial “Jack Armstrong: The All-American Boy” and the 1950s TV series “Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans,” died Sunday at his home in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, said his wife, Beryl.

 

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