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Question about the Duke

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We know he did his own stunt work. I saw "North To Alaska" a few days ago and got to wondering, did he do his own climbing at the lumberjack picnic?

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JW did some of his own stunt work but not very much. When he was dragged under the coach in "Stagecoach" in 1939 it was Yakima Canutt. Movie producers don't like the star they're paying several million dollars to get banged up and put a whole multi-million dollar movie on a multi million dollar hold while he heals up. Or not.

 

The O'Meara, Himself

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When I lived in Sequim, WA, I knew one of Duke's stuntmen who lived there,

 

John Wayne donated the property for the town's marina, and named it after him.

 

Some of his family still owns property up there.

 

"Pete", retired stuntman, is a giant man with a good sense of humor :lol:

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JW did some of his own stunt work but not very much. When he was dragged under the coach in "Stagecoach" in 1939 it was Yakima Canutt. Movie producers don't like the star they're paying several million dollars to get banged up and put a whole multi-million dollar movie on a multi million dollar hold while he heals up. Or not.

 

The O'Meara, Himself

 

Yeah, even Dean Martin had someone do his drinking for him.

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Yeah, even Dean Martin had someone do his drinking for him.

 

That wer me-------DAM YOU DEAN!!!!!!!!

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Ah! Early on he did his own. Not for his full career. That was my confusion.

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did he do his own climbing at the lumberjack picnic? [/font][/size]

Sorry, whenever I see 'lumberjack' with regards to movies, I think of the "I'm a lumberjack" Monte Python song.

 

I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok

I work at night and I sleep all day...

 

:lol:

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