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The 'brains' and 'action' heavies who had meaty roles and lots of dialog ... and the players who were fathers, ranch owners, lawman, mayors, judges, lawyers, storekeepers, newspaper editors, wardens, etc.



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Bob Terhune

Full name:
Robert Max Terhune, Jr.

1928 - 2016


Robert Max 'Bob' Terhune Jr. was the son of Max Terhune, and was born in Dayton, Ohio on July 13, 1928. Most all western film fans remember the senior Terhune from his days as 'Lullaby' Joslin with the Three Mesquiteers, as well as 'Alibi' in the Range Busters. Bob Terhune did some acting work in films like RIO BRAVO (1959), and film credits are listed in the Internet Movie Database link below.

However, most of Bob's Hollywood work was not delivering lines before the camera. Instead, he became a hard working, unsung hero, doing stuntwork and doubling for stars like John Wayne and Forrest Tucker.

After retiring from the film business, Bob and his wife lived in Florida. He passed away on August 9, 2016 in Florida.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Bob Terhune's screen roles, but not his stuntwork and doubling: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0855578/

Neil Summers writes about Bob Terhune at Boyd Magers' Western Clippings website: http://www.westernclippings.com/stuntmen/bobterhune_stuntmen.shtml

Legacy.com has a brief funeral notice on Bob's passing on August 9, 2016: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pensacolanewsjournal/obituary.aspx?n=robert-m-terhune&pid=181048009&fhid=5666



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At home with the Terhune family in sunny California circa 1941.  From left to right are sons Roltaire and Bob, Max Terhune and wife Maude, and daughter Maxine.



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Above - Max Terhune of Three Mesquiteers and Range Busters fame, with his wisecrackin' dummy Elmer Sneezeweed circa 1972, about a year before Max passed away. Max's full name was Robert Max Terhune, Sr.



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Max's son Bob Terhune also worked in Hollywood as an actor, but found his niche as a stuntman and double. Above - Bob is mixing it up with Al 'Fuzzy' St. John in one of the Lash LaRue range escapades of the late 1940s.  Tracy Terhune (Bob's son) adds: "the film was OUTLAW COUNTRY and was 1949.  By the way, it was my fathers first film, and he was billed as Max Terhune Jr. Throughout his stunt career, he went by Bob Terhune."



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Bob Terhune doubling/stunting for John Wayne in CIRCUS WORLD.



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