25 Facts About Lone Ranger


Lone Ranger is a fictional masked former Texas Ranger who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Native American friend, Tonto.

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Lone Ranger first appeared in 1933 in a radio show on WXYZ, conceived either by station owner George W Trendle or by Fran Striker, the show's writer.

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The Lone Ranger is the sole survivor of a group of six ambushed Texas Rangers.

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Lone Ranger discovers one of the rangers, Captain Reid's younger brother, John, barely alive, and he nurses the man to health.

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Lone Ranger was named by James Jewell, who came up with the term "Kemosabe" based on the name of a summer camp owned by his father-in-law in upstate Michigan.

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Lone Ranger's nephew made his first appearance in "Heading North" under the name Dan Frisby, the grandson of Grandma Frisby.

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On hearing this story, the Lone Ranger reveals his true identity and his own story to Grandma Frisby, and promises that he will care for Dan like his own son.

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The Lone Ranger saves Silver's life from an enraged buffalo, and in gratitude, Silver chooses to give up his wild life to carry him.

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Lone Ranger is a TV show that aired for eight seasons, from 1949 to 1957, and starred Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.

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Moore's tenure as the Lone Ranger is probably the best-known treatment of the franchise.

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In 1961 CBS produced Return of the Lone Ranger, starring Tex Hill, as the pilot episode for a proposed TV series.

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Lone Ranger's voice was provided by Michael Rye, who had portrayed Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy on radio.

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Lone Ranger was featured, along with Zorro and Tarzan, in Adventure Hour cartoon shorts in the early 1980s, produced by Filmation.

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However, the movie was greeted unenthusiastically; the name of the secret identity of the Lone Ranger was changed from "John Reid" to "Luke Hartman", and while an empty grave was still alongside those of the five dead Rangers, its supposed occupant was unidentified, and the hero maintained his unmasked identity, as well, becoming a cowboy version of Zorro, as in the first film serial.

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In 1958 the Lone Ranger appeared in the eight-minute-long documentary, "The Lone Ranger and the Peace Patrol".

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In 2013, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films released The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as Tonto.

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In 2012, Moonstone Books published the anthology The Lone Ranger Chronicles, edited by Matthew Baugh Starr with stories by Johnny.

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In 1981, the New York Times Syndicate launched a second Lone Ranger strip, written by Cary Bates with art by Russ Heath.

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In 1937, eight issues of The Lone Ranger Magazine were published by Trojan Publishing, with stories written by Fran Striker.

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Video game version of The Lone Ranger was released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1991.

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In VeggieTales, there is an episode that is a retelling of the story of Moses leading the Hebrews out of Book of Exodus from the Bible and a sequel to the Ballad of Little Joe and a parody of the Lone Ranger called "Moe and the Big Exit" with Larry the Cucumber as the Lone Stranger who is the parody of the Lone Ranger and is the episodes equivalent to the Bible's Moses in the episode.

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Lone Ranger went on to retire in 1915, after serving 28 years as a Ranger.

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Lone Ranger learned the languages of the Native American tribes that he lived among for some time, which could make him a more competent ranger when traveling familiar territory to track down criminals and give him the ability to communicate with other native people.

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Lone Ranger went on to capture and kill many criminals without ever being injured in his 28 years as a Ranger.

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Speculation of Reeves' inspiration for the Lone Ranger originated in a 2006 Reeves biography by historian Art T Burton, Black Gun, Silver Star.

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