Nov 21, 2013

Sol Gorss

Saul M. "Sol" Gorss (1908-1966) worked as a stuntman and actor from the 1930's until his death in 1966. Sol worked on classic films including "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938), in which he was Errol Flynn's fencing double, "The Killing" (1956), "The Birds" (1963), "From Russia with Love" (1963), and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963).  






Below: Sol (right) had a bit role in "San Quentin" (1937) starring Humphrey Bogart (left).






Below: Sol (left) played Andy Kriss in the 15 chapter Columbia serial, "The Phantom" (1943) starring Tom Tyler. On the right is George Chesebro.


Sol got to wear the Phantom costume (as a Phantom impostor)





Below: Sol played Jussac in "The Three Musketeers" (1948) starring Lana Turner and Gene Kelly.

and performed an exciting sword fight with Gene Kelly (right) who played D'Artagnan.





Below: Sol was one of George Reeves' stunt doubles in "Adventures of Superman."  This is from the episode, "A Night of Terror" (1952).






Below: Sol (left) attended gladiator school in preparation for "Spartacus" (1960). On the right is stuntman Richard Farnsworth.





Below: Sol played Konrad in "The Adriatic Express Affair" episode of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1965)