Hal Needham

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Birth Name: Hal Needham
Born: 03/06/1931
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 10/25/2013

Born Hal Brett Needham in Memphis, TN on March 6, 1931, he was the son of Howard Needham and his wife, Edith May Robinson. Raised largely in rural Tennessee and Arkansas, he developed his taste for extreme adventure while working as a tree topper in the logging industry, and later, as a paratrooper during the Korean War. After completing his military service, Needham relocated to Southern California, where he worked briefly as a billboard model for Viceroy cigarettes while seeking to break into the film industry as a stuntman. He apprenticed under the legendary Chuck Roberson, John Wayne's longtime stunt double, before breaking out on his own as Richard Boone's stunt double on the Emmy-winni... Continue Bio >>

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