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Chief Soldani / Charles Soldani

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above is Chief Soldani (1893 - 1968), real name: Charles Leon Soldani (as 'Chief Lone Deer'), flanked by Tex Ritter on the left and Arkansas Slim Andrews on the right in a crop from a lobby card from THE PIONEERS (Monogram, 1941), Ritter's last film for Monogram.

Some bios on Soldani note that his Native American lineage was Osage.

You may want to go to the In Search Of ... page on the Old Corral, and then to the California Death Index.  There you will find a record for: Charles L. Soldani, born 6/1/1893 in Oklahoma, Mother's maiden name of Fronkier, and he passed away on 9/10/1968. There is a corresponding record in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Chief Soldani/Charles Soldani:

Death and funeral notice for Charles 'Chief' Soldoni in the September 14, 1968 Van Nuys Valley News - his Native American lineage was Osage, and he was a World War I veteran and loved to golf. Survivors included his wife Joice and several brothers and a sister:

Find A Grave has a photo of the marker for Charles Leon 'Chief' Soldani (1893 - 1968) who is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California:

(Courtesy of Ken Jones)

L-to-R are Charles Soldani, Emile Avery and Ethan Laidlaw in the Charles Starrett oater, HORSEMEN OF THE SIERRAS (Columbia, 1949).

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