Tuesday, February 28, 2017

RIP Jennifer Watson

Ventura County Star
February 28, 2017

Jennifer Watson 56, of Camarillo, Stunt Women-Film & Television, died at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, Ventura County, California February 13, 2017.

Jennifer Hunt Watson, also known as Jennifer Watson-Johnston, (born 12 November – died 13 February 2017) was a stuntwoman and stunt actress who performed stunts in Star Trek: Insurrection.

In 2001 she was nominated for a Taurus World Stunt Award for best water work in the film The Perfect Storm alongside Star Trek stunt performers Dana Dru Evenson, George Wilbur, and Tim Rigby.

Watson has performed stunts in films such as Bonanza: The Next Generation (1988, with Peter Mark Richman and David Q. Combs), A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988, with Lisa Wilcox, Brooke Bundy, and stunts by Doc Charbonneau, Maria R. Kelly, Lane Leavitt, Paula Moody, Noon Orsatti, and Kimberly L. Ryusaki), The Rapture (1991, with Darwyn Carson, Scott Burkholder, Vince Grant, and Carole Davis), Far and Away (1992, with Colm Meaney), Hexed (1993, with Robin Curtis), Hocus Pocus (1993), Bad Girls (1994, with Jim Beaver and stunts by Anthony De Longis and Denise Lynne Roberts), Showgirls (1995), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996, with Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Wayne Pere, Tiny Ron, Joe Lando, Kerrie Keane, Patrick Kerr, and stunts by Chris Antonucci, Paul Eliopoulos, Denney Pierce, and Nancy Thurston), Absolute Power (1997), Kiss the Girls (1997, with Ashley Judd), Blade (1998), Cast Away (2000, with Valerie Wildman, Geoffrey Blake, and stunts by Richard L. Blackwell, Bud Davis, Doug Coleman, Hugh Aodh O'Brien, Peewee Piemonte, and Lynn Salvatori), and Texas Rangers (2001).

She has also performed stunts in television series such as Dangerous Women and Team Knight Rider.

On 13 February 2017, Hunt Watson died at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, Ventura County, California.

Arrangements by Coast Cities Cremations.

WATSON, Jennifer (Jennifer Hunt Watson)
Born: 11/12/1960
Died: 2/13/2017, Camarillo, California, U.S.A.

Jennifer Watson’s westerns – stuntwoman:
Bonanza: The Next Generation (TV) - 1988
Three Amigos! - 1986
Back to the Future Part III – 1990
Far and Away – 1992
Bad Girls – 1994
The Avenging Angel – 1995 (TV)
The Cowboy and the Movie Star (TV) - 1998
Texas Rangers - 2001

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