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Yakima Canutt Overview:

Actor, Yakima Canutt, was born Enos Edward Canutt on Nov 29, 1895 in Colfax, WA. Canutt died at the age of 90 on May 24, 1986 in North Hollywood, CA .

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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. However he won one Honorary Award in 1966 for achievements as a stunt man and for developing safety devices to protect stunt men everywhere .

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By Michele on Feb 27, 2015 From Timeless Hollywood

was a champion rodeo cowboy and legendary Hollywood stuntman. He was also an actor and second unit director. He was the premier stuntman in Hollywood who everyone respected. He was in 48 silent Western movies. His voice didn?t carry over to the transition of sound and he became a stunt... Read full article


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Yakima Canutt Quotes:

Gus Lynch: You are wise, High Wolf. Them singin' wires would call the soldiers and that would mean the finish for your braves.
High Wolf: Good. Gus Lynch good friend to Red Man.
Gus Lynch: I tell you only what is good for High Wolf and his people.
High Wolf: Ugh!


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Cavalry scout: These hills here are full of Apaches. They've burnt every ranch building in sight.
[referring to Indian scout]
Cavalry scout: He had a brush with them last night. Says they're being stirred up by Geronimo.
Capt. Sickel: Geronimo? How do we know he isn't lying?
Cavalry scout: No, he's a Cheyenne. They hate Apaches worse than we do.


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Yakima Canutt Facts
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 160-162. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.

Named Yakima after the city of Yakima, Washington. Installed in the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK (USA).

He was the first to do a "horse transfer" (transferring from a galloping horse to another moving object).

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