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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


Obit…Fred Crane

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Fred Crane, 90; actor who wooed Scarlett in ‘Gone With the Wind’



Fred Crane (left) with Vivian Leigh and George Reeves in Gone With the Wind (1939)


He played Brent Tarleton in the 1939 film. Crane later became an announcer on L.A. classical music station KFAC.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
August 23, 2008


Fred Crane, a former longtime Los Angeles classical music radio announcer who achieved a slice of film immortality when he played one of the handsome Tarleton twins in the 1939 movie classic Gone With the Wind, has died. He was 90.  (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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