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Hal Needham

Main Street (West Side)

Honored in 2016

Hal Needham was a legendary director, stuntman, and actor who did stunt work in over 250 Western films and television shows, and appeared in over 140 Westerns. Mr. Needham, who passed away in 2013, is perhaps best known for his directing work on the Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run films with Burt Reynolds, but he also directed the 1979 Western The Villain. His work as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, or actor on classic Westerns includes Blazing Saddles, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Laramie, Little Big Man, McLintock!, How the West Was Won, Bandolero, Rawhide, and The Wild, Wild West.

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