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    • During the time when he was barred from wearing the Lone Ranger mask, he wore dark glasses instead.

    • Clayton was chosen from 75 actors to play the Lone Ranger in 1949.

    • Clayton was given the Golden Boot award in 1983.

    • Clayton was 6 feet 1 inches tall.

    • Clayton's likeness was featured on the Hallmark Keepsake ornament of the Lone Ranger and Silver, in December 2000.

    • Clayton had to get voice training in order to have his voice sound like the radio version of the Lone Ranger, which was started in 1933.

    • Clayton left the Lone Ranger tv series in 1952 over pay issues, and was replaced for the next two years by John Hart playing the role. Hart proved unwanted by the public and Clayton was rehired at the salary he demanded.

    • Clayton's daughter, Dawn, started a campaign to have Clayton as the Lone Ranger put on a United States Postal stamp, in 2000. She hopes to have it approved and released on September 15, 2009, exactly 60 years after the first episode of the television series debuted.

    • Clayton was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1990.

    • Clayton played one of the evil "Moon Men" in the 1952 Republic Pictures 12-part serial Radar Men From The Moon.

    • Clayton published his autobiography, I Was That Masked Man! in 1996.

    • Clayton is the only star to have a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame to have both their name and their character name: Clayton Moore - The Lone Ranger. The star is located at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard.

    • Clayton was inducted into the Stuntman's Hall Of Fame in 1982.

    • Clayton played another masked hero directly before The Lone Ranger, as Zorro in the Republic Pictures 12-part serial, Ghost Of Zorro (1949).

    • Clayton first became an acrobat when he was eight years old.

  • Quotes

    • (in interview with Time magazine)
      Clayton Moore: I came to Hollywood to play either a policeman or a cowboy.
      Playing 'The Lone Ranger' gives me the opportunity to play both at the same time.
      I like playing the good guy. I'll wear the white hat for the rest of my life.
      The Lone Ranger is a great character,
      a great American. Playing him made me a better person.

    • Clayton Moore: I will continue wearing the white hat and black mask until I ride up into the big ranch in the sky.

    • Clayton Moore: Once I got the Lone Ranger role, I didn't want any other. I was playing the good guy.