Yakima Canutt

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b. 29 November 1896, Colfax, Washington, USA

d. 24 May 1986,  North Hollywood, California, USA

Movies together:

‘Neath the Arizona Skies

Blue Steel


Dark Command

Dawn Rider, The

In Old Oklahoma

King of the Pecos

Lawless Frontier, The

Lawless Range

Lonely Trail, The

Lucky Texan, The

Man from Utah, The

Night Riders, The

Oregon Trail, The

Overland Stage Raiders

Paradise Canyon

Randy Rides Alone

Riders of Destiny

Rio Bravo

Sagebrush Trail

Santa Fe Stampede

Shadow of the Eagle


Star Packer, The

Telegraph Trail, The

Texas Terror

Three Musketeers, The

West of the Divide

Westward Ho

Winds of the Wasteland

Wyoming Outlaw

Addition info*:

Worked with John Wayne 30 times
Career Films 87
Reminder: Yak was a stunt double for (among others) Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and John Wayne.
In 1966 he was awarded a special Oscar “for creating the profession of stuntman as it exists today and for the development of many safety devices used by stuntmen everywhere.”
Year of his first film 1928 his last film 1950

*courtesy of Leroy’s John Wayne tribute site.

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