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David Sharpe

  • Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  • Lowest Rated: 75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
  • Birthday: Feb 2, 1910
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • "Ask any stunt man who his favorite stunt man is," wrote film historian Alan Barbour in 1970, "and chances are nine out of ten of them will answer David Sharpe. " In vaudeville from childhood, Sharpe was a superb athlete, the winner of the A.A.U. tumbling championship and several other competitions. Beginning his film career in his teens, Sharpe could literally double for anybody, be they husky he-men like Allan Lane and Kane Richmond or petite actresses like Kay Aldridge and Frances Gifford. His work in such Republic serials as The Adventures of Captain Marvel (love that back-flip!) and Spy Smasher has entered the realm of legend. A personable actor, Sharpe was one of the leads in Hal Roach's "Boy Friends" 2-reelers of the early 1930s. Remaining active into the 1970s, Sharpe doubled for Tony Curtis in Blake Edwards' The Great Race and made innumerable appearances on Red Skelton's TV show, usually cast as a somersaulting little old lady. Sadly, David Sharpe spent his last years in complete immobility, suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

75% The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Doctor 1972
79% The Poseidon Adventure Passenger 1972
No Score Yet The Spiral Road Planter 1962
No Score Yet Don't Go Near the Water Sailor Doing Building Construction 1957
86% The War of the Worlds Looter 1953
100% Singin' in the Rain Fencer 1952
No Score Yet Tomahawk Pvt. Parr 1951
No Score Yet The Girl from San Lorenzo Blackie 1950
No Score Yet Blondie Hits the Jackpot Luke 1949
No Score Yet Susanna Pass Vince 1949
No Score Yet You Gotta Stay Happy Motorcycle Rider 1948
No Score Yet The Fuller Brush Man Skitch 1948
No Score Yet A Southern Yankee Confederate Officer 1948
No Score Yet The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Man Thrown by Widow 1947
No Score Yet Bells of San Angelo Gus 1947
No Score Yet Colorado Serenade Nevada 1946
No Score Yet The Falcon's Adventure Crew Member 1946
No Score Yet Haunted Ranch Davy Sharpe 1943
No Score Yet Trail Riders Dave Sharpe 1942
No Score Yet Red River Robin Hood Actor 1942
No Score Yet Texas to Bataan David 1942
100% Never Give a Sucker an Even Break Ubiquitous Stunt Double 1941
No Score Yet Silver Stallion Davey 'The Kid' Duncan 1941
100% The Thief of Bagdad Actor 1940
No Score Yet Riders of Pasco Basin Cowhand Brawler (uncredited) 1940
No Score Yet Wyoming Outlaw Newt 1939
No Score Yet Three Texas Steers Tony 1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Actor 1939
No Score Yet Rovin' Tumbleweeds Second Rodeo Reporter - Dark Jacket 1939
No Score Yet Daredevils of the Red Circle Burt 1939
No Score Yet Shine On, Harvest Moon Rider 1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware Lloyd's Double 1938
No Score Yet Dick Tracy Returns Ron Merton 1938
No Score Yet Where Trails Divide Actor 1937
No Score Yet Galloping Dynamite Bob Dillon 1937
No Score Yet Doomed at Sundown Williams 1937
No Score Yet The Law Commands Danny 1937
No Score Yet Ghost Town Bud Ellis 1937
No Score Yet Our Relations Extra in Pirate's Club 1936
No Score Yet Pigskin Parade Messenger boy 1936
No Score Yet Gun Grit Actor 1936
No Score Yet Desert Justice Dave Rankin 1936
No Score Yet Social Error Actor 1935

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