Iron Eyes Cody

Iron Eyes Cody

actor, additional crew, costume and wardrobe department

Iron Eyes Cody was born on Apr 03, 1907 in USA. Iron Eyes Cody's big-screen debut came with The Road to Yesterday directed by Cecil B. DeMille in 1925, strarring Indian (uncredited). Iron Eyes Cody is known for Hondo directed by Lee H. Katzin, Ralph Taeger stars as Hondo Lane and Kathie Browne as Angie Dow. The most recent award Iron Eyes Cody achieved is Golden Boot Awards. The upcoming new movie Iron Eyes Cody plays is The Spirit of '76 which will be released on Oct 12, 1990.

Iron Eyes Cody was born Espera or "Oscar" DeCorti, the son of two first-generation immigrants from Italy. In 1924 he moved to California, changed his name from "DeCorti" to "Corti" to Cody, and started working as an actor, presenting himself as a Native American. In 1936, he married Bertha Parker, a Native American archaeologist of Abenaki and Seneca descent. Together, they adopted two sons - Robert and Arthur, two brothers of Dakota and Maricopa descent. Iron Eyes Cody claimed Native American descent, although he was actually of Italian descent, with ancestors from Sicily. He labored for decades to promote Native American causes, and was honored by Hollywood's Native American community in 1995 as a "non-Native" for his contribution to film.

  • Birthday

    Apr 03, 1907
  • Place of Birth

    Gueydan, Louisiana, USA

Known For


2 wins & 0 nominations

Golden Boot Awards
Winner - Golden Boot
Walk of Fame
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows