May 8, 2014

Rex Rossi

Rex Rossi (1919-2007) was an expert trick rider and roper. He worked with the Clyde Beatty Circus and Tom Mix Wild West Show. It was Mix who encouraged Rex to give Hollywood a try.

Rex worked on over 300 films including "The Dead Pool" (1988), "No Way Out" (1987), "The Three Musketeers" (1948), "The Mark of Zorro" (1940), and "Of Mice and Men" (1939).




Below: Rex doubles Roy Rogers in "Hands Across the Border" (1944).





Below: Rex (left) was Bob Steele's (right) stunt double for over 15 years. This photo is from "Trigger Law" (1944).




Below: Rex played "Ramon" in "Bells of San Angelo" (1947) starring Roy Rogers. In the background, on the far right, is stuntman Dave Sharpe.




Below: Rex traveled the world performing his trick riding and roping.




Below: (Left to right) Actor Marc Singer, Rex Rossi, and stuntman Gary Kent on the set of "Street Corner Justice" (1996).