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Born in New York, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (accident on set)
Birth NameJohn Budlong

Mini Bio (1)

Jack Budlong was born on February 22, 1913 in New York, USA. He was an actor, known for They Died with Their Boots On (1941). He was previously married to Verne Rogers. He died on August 5, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Family (1)

Spouse Verne Rogers (September 1940 - 5 August 1941)  (his death)

Trivia (7)

He was a stunt rider on the They Died with Their Boots On (1941). He was doing a horse fall and landed on the blade of a sword that had fallen on the field where they were filming the scene and had gotten wedged between two rocks.
Less than a week after Jack's death, his brother Milton, Jr. (born 13 June 1916) was injured in an automobile accident, and died on 12 August 1941.
At the time of his death, Jack Budlong and his wife were expecting a child.
Testimony at the coroner's inquest stated that Jack Budlong, dressed as a confederate cavalryman was bucked off his horse and thrown 15 to 20 feet, landing on his saber, penetrating his back and abdomen. He was taken from the film location at Calabasas to a Los Angeles hospital, where he died.
Jack Budlong became a movie extra "for the fun of it".
Played polo for the University of Arizona.
John Budlong's father, Milton J. Budlong, was a pioneer in the distribution sector of the automobile industry and the former head of Packard sales subsidiaries. When Milton died on the 5th of July, 1941, he left an estate worth $5,000,000.

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