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Yakima Canutt (1895–1986)

Starting out as a rodeo cowboy and then becoming a stuntman in silent westerns, Yakima Canutt later doubled for such stars as Clark Gable and John Wayne, among others, in such dangerous activities as jumping off the top of a cliff on horseback, leaping from a stagecoach onto its runaway team, being "shot" off a horse at full gallop and other such ... See full bio »

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Yakima Cannut | Yakima Cannutt | Yakima Canute | 'Yakima' Canutt | Yakina Canutt


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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[about Tom Mix] He was the goddamndest liar who ever lived. But never did he lie to hurt anybody. It was always done in showmanship.


Yak had 2 sons, Edward "Tap" (born 1932), Harry Joe (born 1937) and a daughter, Audrea Elaine "Honey" (born 1940). Both of his sons became stunt professionals. See more »



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