Jock Mahoney: The Life and Films of a Hollywood Stuntman by Gene Freese

By Gene Freese

Iowa-born Jock Mahoney used to be an elite athlete and U.S. Marines fighter pilot ahead of falling right into a movie occupation. he's extensively thought of to be one of many maximum stuntmen in motion picture heritage, having taken leaps and boundaries for Errol Flynn, John Wayne, Randolph Scott, and Gregory Peck. one of many first stuntmen to effectively circulate into performing, he was once the preferred famous person of the Nineteen Fifties tv westerns Range Rider and Yancy Derringer and two times performed Tarzan at the titanic reveal, proposing a memorable portrayal of an informed, articulate and mature jungle lord actual to writer Edgar Rice Burroughs’ unique imaginative and prescient. Filming in actual jungles worldwide took a actual toll on Mahoney that reworked him from top guy to burly personality actor. He needed to triumph over the results of a stroke yet precise to his tricky man nature rose above it to renew his life’s many adventures. Mahoney was once loved by way of fanatics at conventions and appearances until eventually his premature dying in 1989 from a stroke-caused motorized vehicle accident.

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