Saturday, July 19, 2014

RIP Tap Canutt

Actor and stuntman Tap Canutt has died. Tap born Edward Clay Canutt was the son of legendary stuntman Yakima Canutt and brother of stuntman Joe Canutt. The exact date of Tap’s passing is unknown but occurred either the end of May or early June 2014. Tap was last living in Santa Clarita, California.
 
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' (1959), 'Spartacus' (1960) or 'El Cid' (1961) were just a few.
 
Tap became part of Kit West’s stunt crew. He was, the stunt double for Stephen Boyd in 'Fall of the Roman Empire' (1963) and for the 'El Condor' (1969) production he was the Stunt Coordinator and directed different stunt scenes as Second Unit Director.
 
 
CANUTT, Tap (Edward Clay Canutt)
Born: 8/7/1932, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: 6/6/2014, Santa Clarita, California, U.S.A.
 
Tap Canutt’s westerns – second unit director, stuntman, actor:
Only the Valiant – 1951 [stunts]
Hangman’s Knot – 1952 [stunts]
The Stranger Wore a Gun – 1953 (henchman) [stunts]
The Lawless Rider – 1954 (young marshal) [stunts]
The Last Command – 1955 [stunts]
Friendly Persuasion – 1956 [stunts]
Westward Ho the Wagons! – 1956 [stunts]
From Hell to Texas – 1958 [stunts]
Tumbleweed Ranger – 1959 [film never completed]
The Comancheros – 1961 [stunts]
McLintock! – 1963 [stunts]
Cat Ballou – 1965 [stunts]
Daniel Boone (TV) – 1967 (settler)
26 Men (TV) – 1959
The Outlaws Is Coming – 1965 [stunts]
Bandolero – 1968 [stunts]
El Condo – 1969 [second unit director, stunts]
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys – 1969 [stunts]
The Undefeated – 1969 [stunts]
The Wild Bunch – 1969 [stunts]
Chisum – 1970 [stunts]
A Man Called Horse – 1970 [stunts]
Rio Lobo – 1970 [stunts]
The Cowboys – 1972 (rustler) [stunts]
Joe Kidd – 1972 [stunts]
The Master Gunfighter – 1975 [stunts]
The Last Hard Men – 1976 [stunts]
The Mountain Men – 1980 [stunts]

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