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The Stunt Men and Women

(Courtesy of Les Adams)
Bob Woodward
Full name: Robert Donald Woodward
1909 - 1972

Bob Woodward began his film work in the mid 1930s doubling for Buck Jones, Kermit Maynard, Dick Foran, and others, as well as doing various acting jobs and stunts in scores of films. And he also drove stages. For example - in CALIFORNIA MAIL (Warners, 1936), you can spot Woodward doubling hero Dick Foran and well as portraying a short-lived henchman who gets trampled by Foran's palomino Smoke/Smoky.

In the mid to late 1940s, he was frequently employed at Monogram and PRC, where he doubled Lash LaRue, Eddie Dean and Jimmy Wakely.

Woodward connected with Gene Autry and became a regular background performer and stuntman in various TV series and Columbia films from Gene's Flying A Production company. In addition, Woodward - and Sandy Sanders - were Autry's most frequent doubles.

Les Adams has him identified in about 100 films, which includes 93 westerns and 3 serials.

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has information on Bob Woodward:

California Death Index has a record for Robert D. Woodward, born March 5, 1909 in Oklahoma, and he passed away February 7, 1972 in the Los Angeles area:

ProQuest obituaries had a funeral notice on Woodward in the February 10, 1972 issue of the Los Angeles (California) Times newspaper. Excerpt: "WOODWARD, Robert D. (Bob), beloved husband of Mrs. Alice M. Woodward ...". There's mention of his two married daughters and his interment at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills.

Find A Grave website confirms that Robert Donald Woodward is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California:

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Bob Woodward takes a fall in the Whip Wilson oater NEVADA BADMEN (Monogram, 1951). Looks like he's wearing Allan 'Rocky' Lane's range costume.

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