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Stunts, Stars and Legends
By John Hagner


John Epper was born in Gossau, Switzerland as Hans Emil Epper. He is known for his work on “The Scalphunters” (1968), “Spartacus” (1960), and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962).

Friend and co-worker, Stuntman, Jack Williams tells a funny story about Epper’s first days in the stunt business. It was around the time of the 1932 Olympics, and in Hollywood, John and his roommate, Ray “Crash” Corrigan were between jobs and down and out. The two had, in desperation, taken jobs at the old Egyptian Theatre, dressed as guards. They were usually broke at the time. With what pocket change he had, John bought a quart of milk and a bunch of bananas. As he worked his shift at the theatre, he looked forward to returning to his flat to enjoy the meager meal. He returned home, only to discover that Ray (part of whose future fame was destined to take place inside a gorilla suit), had consumed everything. From that day forward, John always referred to his former roommate as “that banana-stealing son-of-a-gun!”.

If interested in learning more about the Hall of Fame, please contact John Hagner (Founder) at 435 260-2160.
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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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