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 Rose August “Helen Gibson” Wenger

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Rose August “Helen Gibson” Wenger

Birth
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 10 Oct 1977 (aged 85)
Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Somewhere in Oregon
Memorial ID 81609163 View Source
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Actress and small time Stuntwoman.

Regarded as the first professional stunt-woman.

Worked in silent and sound films, she was born under the name of Rose August Wenger.

Appeared in films like Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Custer's Last Stand (1936 serial) as Calamity Jane, Flaming Frontiers (1938 serial), Stagecoach (1939) with John Wayne, The Oregon Trail (1939 serial), Young Bill Hickok (1940), Hollywood Story (1951) as herself, The Man from the Alamo (1953), Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).

Married to Hoot Gibson from 1913 to 1920 and later to Clifton Johnson from 1935 to her death in 1977.


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