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STUNTS, STARS & LEGENDS - October 2012

Stunts Stars And Legends: Bob Terhune
by John Hagner (Artist of the Stars)

Robert Max ‘Bob’ Terhune, Jr. is the son of Max Terhune, and was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1928. Most all western fans remember the senior Terhune from his days as ‘Lullaby’ Joslin with the ‘Three Mesquiteers’, as well as ‘Alibi’ in the Range Busters. Bob Terhune did some acting work in films like “Rio Bravo” (1959).

Bob TerhuneThe majority of Bob’s work in films was not delivering lines before the camera. He became a hard working, unsung hero, doing stuntwork and doubling for stars like John Wayne in “Circus World” (1964) and “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965), which was filmed on location in Moab.

I had the opportunity of working with Bob in “The Great Race starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon and Peter Falk. We were two of the bakers in the bake shop scenes, along with several other stunt people, tossing more than 3,500 real fruit-filled pies that took three days and nights, When the scenes appeared in the picture, it took just 6 minutes, but, the fact that so many pies were thrown in a movie, it was featured in the Guinness Book of Records as having been the most pies thrown in the history of films.

Some of the other movies Bob has perfomed in as a stuntman were: Dumb and Dumber (1994), Old Gringo (1989), Rambo III (1988), Retch (1985), The Towering Inferno (1974), Earthquake (1974), Cahill US Marshal (1973), Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969, and many more, going back to 1949. Bob also doubled for Forrest Tucker.

This portrait drawing of Bob Terhune is one of hundreds of such drawings of Celebrities by myself, My work is known worldwide. Many of my originals were personally signed by the individual. Contact me at the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame if anyone is interested in my doing a personal portrait art. Contact 435-260-2160.

The Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the stunt profession and to honoring stunt people the world over. Our mailing address is 81 W. Kane Creek Blvd. - #12, Moab, Utah 84532, Website: Email:

Go to Facebook and click Falling For Stars, then Artist of the Stars, then Stunt Stars and Legends. Please help with your donation to enable us to have more Induction and Footprinting Ceremonies to honor those deserving stunt performers.

Thank you very much, John G. Hagner (Founder).


For more information on the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame, go to
On Facebook, check Falling For Stars. Then Artist of the Stars. Then Stunt Stars and Legends. Or call 435-260-2160
is a series of articles and drawings by John Hagner and appear in Moab Happenings monthly.

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