Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Robinsons in:
 • Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
 • Los Angeles
 • Los Angeles County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Dar Robinson
Birth: Mar. 26, 1947
Death: Nov. 21, 1986

Stuntman. Born Dar Allen Robinson in Los Angeles, California, he was known as a fine athlete and to be almost fearless. He was a masterful stunt technician and always was meticulous in planning and preparation for each so-called gag he performed or choreographed. His first notable stunt work in film was doubling for Steve McQueen in 1973’s ‘Papillon’ making a 100 foot jump from cliff into the sea. Robinson was always in search of ways to improve his craft, however, and originated the use of dragline cables instead of airbags for high jumps allowing for a top-down view of the stuntman as he fell. Doubling Christopher Plummer in ‘Highpoint’, Robinson did a 700 foot freefall from the CN Tower in Toronto, he deployed a concealed parachute just 300 feet from the ground, safely landed on his feet and received $100,000. It was the biggest pay out for any single stunt ever performed. In 1979 he set a world record for a freefall from a helicopter, dropping an unheard of 311 feet into an airbag. During almost 20 years as a stuntman, Robinson's careful execution of well-planned stunts kept him from serious injury. Ironically, he died in a motorcycle accident during the filming of ‘Million Dollar Mystery; near Page, Arizona. Dar’s reputation for careful stunt planning remained unsullied, however, since the freak accident was not related to any stunt he was performing. After his death, a documentary on his career was made in 1988; The Ultimate Stuntman - A Tribute to Dar Robinson. (bio by: Iola) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Murmuring Trees, L-8944
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 13, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18387
Dar Robinson
Added by: Anonymous
 
Dar Robinson
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
Dar Robinson
Added by: A.J. Marik
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

R.I.P. Dar, we miss you so much.
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
God bless you always.
- M. Azzaro
 Added: May. 6, 2014
On your 67th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Mar. 26, 2014
There are 150 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.8 after 52 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service