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Overview (5)

Born in Valley View, Texas, USA
Died in Santa Barbara, California, USA  (road accident)
Birth NameJohn Lacy Cason
Nicknames Lefty
Bob
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John L. Cason was born on July 30, 1918 in Valley View, Texas, USA as John Lacy Cason. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951), Snowfire (1958) and Jungle Drums of Africa (1953). He died on July 7, 1961 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

? (? - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

Best known as a stuntman and regarded by many of his colleagues as one of the toughest men in the business (although in The Three Stooges short Punchy Cowpunchers (1950) he was beaten up and knocked through a window by Christine McIntyre).
Brother of Chuck Cason.
He did the stunt work and doubled for Bill Williams on The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951) television series.
Before entering the film business he was, for a time, a professional boxer--a role he played in Ringside (1949).
Served a two-year hitch in the US Marine Corps--1942-44--during World War II.
Cason and a friend, Charlie Lentz, were driving in Lentz's car on a raccoon-hunting trip when the car went off the road near Buellton, CA. Cason was killed instantly and his friend died two days later.

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