Thursday, March 31, 2011
RIP Paul Baxley
Dukes star John Schneider broke the sad news to fans.
On April 16, The Dukes stars will reunite at Braemar Country Club to mourn their longtime director/stuntman Paul Baxley who also doubled for stars like Marlon Brando and James Dean.
Baxley passed earlier this month.
Baxley directed nine eps of The Dukes of Hazzard and performed hundreds of stunts on the show.
A crest fallen John Schneider has now asked Dukes devotees to join him and his fellow stars in remembering their fallen comrade.
"We have just received news of a ceremony to be held in his honor in April," Schneider e-mailed fans. "It will be attended by many of the cast and crew of The Dukes of Hazzard and it will be completely open to family, friends and fans."
BAXLEY, Paul (Paul Reginald Baxley)
Born: 9/24/1923, Casper, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Died: 3/4/2011, Palmdale, California, U.S.A.
PaulBaxley’s westerns - 2nd unit director, stunt coordinator, actor stuntman.
Pirates of Monterey - 1947 [stunts]
Riders of the Range - 1950 [stunts]
Comanche Territory - 1950 [stunts]
Winchester ‘73 - 1950 [stunts]
Kansas Raiders - 1950 [stunts]
The Iron Mistress - 1952 [stunts]
Shane - 1953 [stunts]
Giant - 1956 [stunts]
Last of the Badmen - 1957 [stunts]
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - 1957 [stunts]
Maverick (TV) - 1957 (telegram boy)
The Left Handed Gun - 1958 [stunts]
The Proud Rebel - 1958 [stunts]
The Badlanders - 1958 [stunts]
Yancy Derringer (TV) - 1958 [actor]
Buckskin (TV) - 1959 (Whitey)
The Restless Gun (TV) - 1959 (Will)
Laramie (TV) - 1959
Guns of the Timberland - 1960 (logger) [stunts]
Riverboat (TV) - 1960
The Tall Man (TV) - 1960 (Williams)
One-Eyed Jacks 1960 [2nd unit director, stunt coordinator]
Whispering Smith (TV) - 1961 (Corporal Forsythe)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) - 1962 (Olins, drunk)
The Travels of Jaime McPheeters (TV) - 1963-1964 [stunts]
Wagon Train (TV) 1963, 1964 (Reno, sentry, Jake)
The Appaloosa - 1966
The Great Bank Robbery - 1969 [2nd unit director, stunt coordinator]
The Avenging Angel (TV) - 1995 [2nd unit director, stunt coordinator]