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Obit…Hazel Warp

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Vivian Leigh’s stunt double in ‘Gone With the Wind’

 

Chicago Sun-Times

August 30, 2008

 

 

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Hazel Warp, who was Vivien Leigh’s stunt double in Gone With the Wind, has died. She was 93.

 

A spokeswoman at Evergreen Healthcare in Livingston confirmed Friday that Ms. Warp died Tuesday at Livingston Memorial Hospital. A cause of death wasn’t released.

 

Ms. Warp, who rode and trained horses, was a stand-in for Leigh in all the horseback-riding scenes in the 1939 movie. She also took a fall for Leigh, tumbling down the stairs of Tara in the famous scene near the end of the film when Scarlett O’Hara reaches out to slap Rhett Butler, loses her balance and falls.

 

”I never will forget it,” she said of her Hollywood work in a 2005 interview with the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. ”I liked it, everything about it. I just liked my work.”

 

Ms. Warp also appeared in Wuthering Heights, Ben-Hur and National Velvet, among other films. AP

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