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Claim: A stuntman was killed during the filming of a fight scene in How the West Was Won.
Origins: It is rumored that in the 1962 epic western How the West Was Won, a stunt man was killed during filming of the fight scene on the logging train. Actually, the stunt man was not killed, nor did the incident on which this rumor is based occur during filming.
According to John Baxter's Stunt: The Story of the Great Movie Stunt Men (1974), the stunt man in this highly publicized incident was Bob Morgan, husband of actress Yvonne
Last updated: 17 August 2007
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