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STUNTS, STARS & LEGENDS - August 2016

Behind the Scene Story:Tap Canutt by John Hagner
Tap Canutt:

The son of famed stuntman/stunt-coordinator, was born Edward Clay Canutt.
Tap worked for different Western Productions from “Only the Valiant” (1951) to the “Wild Bunch” (1969) and he was there when epic movie Stars got into trouble. “Ben-Hur”, “Spartacus” or “EI Cid” were just a few..
Tap became part of Kit West’s stunt crew. He was the stunt double for Boyd in “Fall of the Roman Empire” and for “El Condor” production.
He was the Stunt Coordinator and directed different stunt scenes as Second Unit Director.

Charlton Heston
Born John Charles Carter or Charlton John Carter is a Hollywood Star, who appeared in 100 films of a course of 60 years. He played Moses in “The Ten Commandments” in 1956 for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He also starred in “Touch of Evil” (1958),”Ben Hur”, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor (1959) “EI Cid” (1961), and “Planet of the Apes” (1968). He also starred in “The Greatest Show on Earth” (1952), and “The Big Country” (1958).Charlton Heston by John Hagner

In 1944 Heston enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces. He served for two years as a radio operator and aerial gunner on a B-25 Mitchell Bomber stationed in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands.

After the war He lived in Hell’s Kitchen in New York City where he worked as an artist’s model. He played a number of roles in CBS’s Studio One in the 1950s.

After Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster and Rock Hudson turned down the title role in “Ben Hur”, Heston accepted the role.
In 1996, Heston had a hip replacement. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998. In 2002, he publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with symptoms consistent with Alzeimer’s disease. In 2003, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House from President George W.Bush.

If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
email: johnhagner@hotmail.com
Hall of Fame website: www.stuntmen.org

John Hagner (Founder) is also the Artist of the Stars.
His Celebrity Portrait Drawings are available at telephone 435-259-7000,
Mailing address: 50 W. 400 N, Moab, Utah 84532.
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