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Francks in 1966.
Donald Harvey Francks
February 28, 1932
|Died||April 3, 2016 (aged 84)|
|Cause of death||Lung cancer|
|Other names||Iron Buffalo|
|Occupation||Actor, vocalist, jazz musician, poet|
(m. 19??-2016; his death)
|Children||4 (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.
- Notice of death of Don Franks, panow.com; accessed April 9, 2016.