Yakima Canutt
Autographed Photo

Called the greatest stuntman who ever lived, Yakima Canutt was born Enos Edward Canutt on November 29, 1895. By age eleven he was breaking wild horses and as a six-foot tall sixteen-year old he started bronc riding. In 1912 and age 17 he won the title of "The World's Best Bronco Buster". Canutt started rodeo riding professionally and gained a reputation as a bronc rider, bulldogger and as an all-around cowboy. At the 1914 Pendleton Round-Up, Pendleton, Oregon, he got his nickname "Yakima" when a newspaper caption misidentified him. He went on to win many championships in rodeos and while in Hollywood for a rodeo, he met fellow rodeo rider and western star Tom Mix, who invited him to be in two of his movies.

Yakima was in over 48 silent movies and when talkies started, he became a stuntman. He went on to perfect many dangerous stunts and invent others, making the stunts safer for the stuntmen; many techniques which are still used today.

In 1939, Canutt was called be the stunt coordinator on the film Gone With The Wind. Not only was he in charge of stunts, he doubled for Clark Gable in the burning of Atlanta scene and also appeared as the renegade who attacks Scarlett when she rides through Shantytown, as she crosses a bridge in her carriage. This very rare Black and White signed photo is of that very scene in the movie and is in excellent condition, with Yakima Canutt's very hard to find signature on the buggy..

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