Al St. John

Fuzzy Q. Jones

Alfred St. John (1893-1963) American Stuntman, Actor, Writer, Performer and Director. Nephew of Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. Silent-film comic who appeared in dozens of Mack Sennett's early Keystone comedies and would eventually create and star in his own vehicles for other studios. With the advent of sound, he became a character actor in westerns and later the bewhiskered sidekick of B-western heroes like Buster Crabbe, Robert Livingston and Lash La Rue. Movie legend has it that the "Fuzzy" nickname occurred during the Fred Scott singing westerns at Spectrum in the 1930s. Apparently the producers were trying to hire Fuzzy Knight, but something happened and St. John was brought in to fulfill the sidekick duties. He was given, or began using, the nickname of "Fuzzy" from then on. He was working with a traveling Wild West show in Georgia and was waiting to go on when he suffered a massive heart attack and died.
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