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Robert 'Buzz' Henry Poster

Biography

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Overview (2)

Born in Colorado, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (motorcycle accident)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert 'Buzz' Henry was born on September 4, 1931 in Colorado, USA. He is known for his work on The Wild Bunch (1969), Danny Boy (1945) and Buzzy Rides the Range (1940). He died on September 30, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trivia (4)

Doubled for Frank Sinatra, Glenn Ford and James Coburn, among others.
Stunt coordinator and second-unit director for The Cowboys (1972) starring John Wayne. Tragically and ironically, he was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1972 on Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles (right in front of the cemetery of the same name), barely a few blocks from the Warner Brothers lot where the film was completed.
Actor, stuntman and rodeo performer, in films from childhood. Appeared mainly in westerns and starred in several serials before graduating to character roles.
For a stunning demonstration of young Buzz Henry's skill, take a look at the movie Calling Wild Bill Elliott (1943). The young stunt rider mounts a horse, rides at break-neck speed as he's tracked by a parallel camera, probably mounted on a truck. It's at 43:30 on DVD and only lasts for about 30 seconds or so from mount to sleek dismount, but you can see why the kid was probably a legend at that early point in his career. He's about 11 or 12 in this scene, and as noted elsewhere here, he was riding from age 4. I wish I knew how to add the short clip to this site. Some accounts of the day of his death include a couple of personal observations which are interesting and in no way diminish the reputation of this proud, competent young man. He died too soon.

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