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File Photo*** * STUNTMAN-TURNED-FILMMAKER HAL NEEDHAM DEAD AT 82 Hollywood stunt legend-turned-moviemaker Hal Needham has died, aged 82. A former stunt double for Burt Reynolds, he made his filmmaking debut with Smokey & the Bandit in 1976 and was once one of Hollywood's highest-paid stuntmen. He was presented with an honorary Oscar last year (Nov12) at the Governors Awards and he also earned the Motion Picture Academy's Scientific and Engineering Award in 1986 for the design and development of the Shotmaker Elite camera car and crane. He passed away on Friday (25Oct13) after a short battle with cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (KL/HR/ZN)** Burt Reynolds (as 'Bandit'/Bo Darville), Sally Field (as Carrie/'Frog' Jerry Reed) Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Directed by Hal Needham USA - 1977 This is a PR photo. WENN does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, and do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright or License in the material. By publishing this material, the user expressly agrees to indemnify and to hold WENN harmless from any claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with user's publication of the material. Supplied by Where: United States When: 04 Feb 1977 (6 Pictures)


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