Tim McCoy (born April 10, 1891 - died January 29, 1978 ) was an American actor.
Born Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy in Saginaw, Michigan, he became a major film star most noted for his roles in Western films. He was so popular with youngsters as a cowboy star that he appeared on the cover of Wheaties cereal boxes. For his contribution to the film industry, McCoy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
McCoy was also a decorated soldier in the United States Army during World War I and again in World War II in Europe, rising to the rank of Colonel with the Army Air Corps.
He was married to Inga Arvad, a suspected Nazi spy and Adolf Hitler's companion at the 1936 Olympics as well as an ex-girlfriend of John F. Kennedy, in 1945 until her death in 1973.
In 1973, Tim McCoy was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He died in 1978 at his ranch in Nogales, Arizona and his remains were brought back to his birthplace at Saginaw, Michigan for burial there in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
See also: Other notable figures in Western films