Aug 31, 2013

Dave Sharpe, Part 2

Here are some more photos of stuntman extraordinaire, Dave Sharpe.
In 1942, Dave starred as one of the "Range Busters." He appeared in four films. During the making of  "Haunted Ranch," Dave had to leave the film because he had just joined the Army. During WWII, Dave was a fighter pilot in North Africa.

Below: Dave "flips" for actress Gertrude Messinger (they were married in 1932)

Below: Dave (left) appeared in "Wyoming Outlaw" (1939) with the Three Mesquiteers. Left to right: Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Raymond Hatton, and John Wayne.

Below: Dave had the starring role in "Silver Stallion" (1941)

Below: Dave, doubling Kane Richmond, in the 12 chapter Republic serial, "Spy Smasher" (1942).

Below: Dave (right) played bad guy Gus Ulrich in Republic Pictures, "Bells of San Angelo" (1947) starring Roy Rogers (left). Earlier in the film, Dave gave Roy a brutal beating. Dave once commented to a fan, "I wasn't very popular with the kids in that one." 

Below: Clayton Moore (TV's Lone Ranger) gets the drop on Dave in the Republic serial, "Adventures of Frank and Jesse James" (1948).

Nice shot of Dave from "King of the Rocket Men" (1949)

Below: In 1950, Dave was featured in a bodybuilding magazine.

Below: Dave appeared in the "Mod Squad" episode, "The Healer" (1969)

In that episode, he performed this car hit stunt at the age of 59. 

In 2012, Dave was inducted into the World Acrobatics Society's Gallery of Legends.