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David Sharpe

Highest Rated:   100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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"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 YEAR
71% 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
85% 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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