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Johnny Cade

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"Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."
— Johnny's last words in The Outsiders, page 148
Johnny Cade
Johnny Cade
1949 - 1965
Gang Greasers
Born March 1, 1949[1]
Fate Died in 1965 (age 16, died of burn injuries)[2]
Family Members Mr. Cade (father)

Mrs. Cade (mother)

Friends Dallas Winston, Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, Darry Curtis, Two-Bit Mathews, Steve Randle
Portrayed By Ralph Macchio


"Johnny was smaller than the rest, with a slight build. He had big black eyes in a dark tanned face; his hair was jet-black and heavily greased and combed to the side, but it was so long that it feel in shaggy bangs across his forehead. He had a nervous, suspicious look in his eyes. Another thing was that he tended to be compared to a "kicked puppy". "[3]


Johnny is very quiet, not getting in the way so very often and he is very shy when talked to. Whenever a fight starts, he is always trying to stay out of the way, but when Ponyboy ends up nearly getting killed by the Socs, he doesn't hesitate to save his friend from near death.

References and Citiations

  1. Revealed by S.E Hinton
  2. Revealed in The Outsiders, page 148
  3. Revealed in The Outsiders, page 11

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