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Cowboy Stuntman
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Dean Smith has taken falls from galloping horses, engaged in fistfights with Kirk Douglas and George C. Scott, donned red wig and white tights to double Maureen O’Hara, and taught Goldie Hawn how to talk like a Texan.
         He’s dangled from a helicopter over the skyscrapers of Manhattan while clutching a damsel in distress, hung upside down from a fake blimp 200 feet over the Orange Bowl, and replicated one of the most famous scenes in movie history by climbing on a thundering team of horses to stop a runaway stagecoach.
         Cowboy Stuntman chronicles the life and achievements of this colorful Texan and Olympic gold medal winner who spent a half century as a Hollywood stuntman and actor, appearing in ten John Wayne movies and doubling for a long list of actors as diverse as Robert Culp, Michael Landon, Steve Martin, Strother Martin, Robert Redford, and Roy Rogers.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xiii
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  1. Unsung Heroes: The Author's Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Chapter 1. Texas Roots
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. Chapter 2. Saturday Westerns
  2. pp. 13-26
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  1. Chapter 3. Riding, Roping, and Running
  2. pp. 27-44
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  1. Chapter 4. Hill Hall
  2. pp. 45-52
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  1. Chapter 5. Helsinki
  2. pp. 53-68
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  1. Chapter 6. Back to the Real World
  2. pp. 69-81
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  1. Chapter 7. Going Pro
  2. pp. 82-85
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  1. Chapter 8. Maverick Was His Name
  2. pp. 86-94
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  1. Chapter 9. Tales of Wells Fargo
  2. pp. 95-110
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  1. Chapter 10. John Wayne at the Alamo
  2. pp. 111-130
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  1. Chapter 11. In the Money
  2. pp. 131-147
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  1. Chapter 12. Back to TV and More Westerns
  2. pp. 148-162
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  1. Chapter 13. Doubling the King of the Cowboys
  2. pp. 163-188
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  1. Chapter 14. It's a Wrap: Back to Texas
  2. pp. 189-212
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  1. Images Plates
  2. pp. 229-240
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  1. Dean Smith Filmography
  2. pp. 214-219
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  1. Chronology of Honors
  2. pp. 219-219
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  1. Letter from Bob Mathias
  2. pp. 221-222
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  1. Letter from the John Wayne Family
  2. pp. 223-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-249
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 250-250
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