Did “Wild Bill” Hickok have a sidekick named Jingles?
Jeanne Miller – Clarksville, Tennessee.
Jingles, played by the great Andy Devine, was a product, for lack of a better term, of the Hollywood “Sidekick Syndrome.” He was a fictional sidekick to Guy Madison, who played Hickok in the 1950s CBS series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok.
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