Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yakima Canutt.....

One of my favorite old time cowboys.

Yakima Canutt was a charismatic cowboy who transcended life on the range and rodeo to become one of Hollywood's most innovative stunt men. He married a rodeo cowgirl by the name of Kitty Wilkes. Kitty had a diamond in her front tooth that she would pawn when rodeo winnings were slim. She also had a temper that erupted in knives zinging past Yak's head and bullets leaving him running for cover. In later years Yak would say that Kitty shot a lot but fortunately, she didn't shoot well. Kitty was a champion saddle bronc rider.

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