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Yakima Canutt
Original name: Enos Edward Canutt
Birth: Nov. 29, 1895
Whitman County
Washington, USA
Death: May 24, 1986
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Stuntman, Actor, Director. A World Champion rodeo star, he entered films as a stuntman in the early 1920s and enjoyed success as a B western star of the late silent period. When talkies came in his voice was deemed unsuitable and he returned to stunting, doubling for such stars as John Wayne and Clark Gable. Probably his most famous exploit was doubling for both Wayne and a pursuing Apache in the great chase scene in "Stagecoach" (1939). After 1940 he worked as a second-unit director for action sequences, and he staged the chariot race in "Ben-Hur" (1959). Over his career Canutt developed many safety devices to protect stunt performers from injury. For his contributions to the stunt field he was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 1967. 
Family links: 
  John Lemuel Canutt (1867 - 1927)
  Nettie Ellen Stevens Canutt (1876 - 1963)
  Kathleen E. Derre Long (1899 - 1988)*
  Alexander Hamilton Canutt (1892 - 1982)*
  Sally Treen Canutt Finley (1894 - 1987)*
  Yakima Canutt (1895 - 1986)
  Anna Adeline Canutt Clapp (1903 - 1937)*
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Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Remembrance
GPS (lat/lon): 34.1903, -118.35347
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 30, 1999
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One of the greatest Western actors of all time. Rest in Peace
- Trisha W.
 Added: Jul. 2, 2016

- Carol Hoch
 Added: Jun. 17, 2016
Dear Yakima, I just finished watching 'The Man From Utah' c1934, with John Wayne, etals. I recognized you as the rodeo fraud group's ringer 'C... Kent', lots of fine riding, roping and bull-doggin'. Thank you for sharing your talents with the movie watchi...(Read more)
- E49
 Added: Jun. 14, 2016
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