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Polly Burson (1919–2006)

Polly Burson was born on December 24, 1919 in Ontario, Oregon, USA as Pauline Shelton. She is known for her work on Who's That Girl (1987), Black Moon Rising (1986) and Vertigo (1958). She was married to Wayne Burson and George Mills. She died on April 4, 2006 in Ventura, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1987 Who's That Girl (stunt player - as Polly Bursan)
 1986 Black Moon Rising (stunt player)
 1974 Earthquake (stunts - uncredited)
 1969 True Grit (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 Cyclotrode 'X' (TV Movie) (stunts - uncredited)
 1966 El Dorado (stunts - uncredited)
 1963 McLintock! (stunts - uncredited)
 1962 How the West Was Won (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 Spartacus (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 Hell Bent for Leather (stunts - uncredited)
 1960 Heller in Pink Tights (stunt double: Sophia Loren - uncredited)
 1959 The Jayhawkers! (stunts - uncredited)
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill (stunt double: Ziva Rodann - uncredited)
 1959 Some Like It Hot (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 The Buccaneer (stunts - uncredited)
 1958 Vertigo (stunts - uncredited)
 1957 Night Passage (stunts - uncredited)
 1956 Pillars of the Sky (stunt double: Dorothy Malone - uncredited)
 1956 The Ten Commandments (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 The Rains of Ranchipur (stunts - uncredited)
 1955 Guys and Dolls (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 Destry (stunts - uncredited)
 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon (stunt double: Julie Adams - uncredited)
 1953 The Man from the Alamo (stunts - uncredited)
 1953 Gunsmoke (stunt double: Susan Cabot - uncredited)
 1953 Niagara (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 The Story of Will Rogers (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Scarlet Angel (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Rodeo (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 Rose of Cimarron (riding double: Mala Powers - uncredited)
 1952 Bend of the River (stunts - uncredited)
 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 Westward the Women (stunts - uncredited)
 1951 A Place in the Sun (stunt double: Shelley Winters - uncredited)
 1951 The Sword of Monte Cristo (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 My Blue Heaven (stunt double: Betty Grable - uncredited)
 1950 The Desert Hawk (stunt double: Yvonne De Carlo - uncredited)
 1950 The Furies (stunt double: Barbara Stanwyck - uncredited)
 1950 Fancy Pants (stunt double: Lucille Ball)
 1950 Winchester '73 (stunts - uncredited)
 1950 A Ticket to Tomahawk (stunt double: Anne Baxter - uncredited)
 1950 Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (stunt double: Majorie Main - uncredited)
 1950 Buccaneer's Girl (stunt double: Yvonne De Carlo - uncredited)
 1949 Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 Northwest Stampede (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 Relentless (stunts - uncredited)
 1948 The Swordsman (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Unconquered (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 The Perils of Pauline (stunt double - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited)
 1947 Ivy (stunt double: Joan Fontaine - uncredited)
 1946 The Crimson Ghost (stunt double: Linda Stirling - uncredited)
 1946 Miss Susie Slagle's (stunt double: Joan Caulfield - uncredited)
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes (stunt double: Mary Moore - uncredited)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Polly Bersen | Polly Bursan

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Toured France with a Wild West show, performed in the Far East in rodeos and sailed the Pacific Ocean in her own sailboat for three years. See more »


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