Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s-1970s: A Biographical Dictionary, 2d ed.
This biographical dictionary shines the spotlight on several hundred unheralded stunt performers who created some of the cinema’s greatest action scenes without credit or recognition. The time period covered encompasses the silent comedy days of Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, the early westerns of Tom Mix and John Wayne, the swashbucklers of Douglas Fairbanks, Errol Flynn, and Burt Lancaster, the costume epics of Charlton Heston and Kirk Douglas, and the action films of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, and Charles Bronson. Without stuntmen and women working behind the scenes the films of these action superstars would not have been as successful. Now fantastic athletes and leading stunt creators such as Yakima Canutt, Richard Talmadge, Harvey Parry, Allen Pomeroy, Dave Sharpe, Jock Mahoney, Chuck Roberson, Polly Burson, Bob Morgan, Loren Janes, Dean Smith, Hal Needham, Martha Crawford, Ronnie Rondell, Terry Leonard, and Bob Minor are given their proper due. Each entry covers the performer’s athletic background, military service, actors doubled, noteworthy stunts, and a rundown of his or her best known screen credits.
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James J Casino did not have a son named John. None of his son's went in to the movie business. I know this because I am one of his sons . John Casino is not related to James J Casino. John Casino did not get into the business until long after my father had passed away. Please do your research and verify before you print a book about people and there lives. It offends me that you would not make sure your facts are 100% true.
Just wanted to make a correction on Stunt Woman Stevie Myers.
Stevie Myers was my aunt and she was an amazing woman, but the correction that needs to be made would be on her father's name. It was George Myers. Dick Myers brother of Stevie Myers and brother inlaw to legendary Henry Wills. Was also a stuntman and still resides in Santa Clarita, Ca. with his family.