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Bob Woodward
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Bob Woodward - Stuntman - The Rifleman

Bob Woodward - Stuntman - The Rifleman

Bob Woodward appeared seven times in The Rifleman The Young Englishman as a cowhand, the one with the rope ― The Safe Guard as the cowboy driving the wagon that is carrying the safe to North Fork ― The Sister as a stagecoach driver ― The Indian as a cowboy in the saloon ― Shivaree as one of the cowboys participating in the Shivaree ― The Dead-eye Kid as the stagecoach driver ― The Angry Man as one of the cowboys who helped load Carey into the wagon.

Bob also appeared with Chuck Connors in Tales of Wells Fargo / Sam Bass (1957), before The Rifleman.

Woodward was an actor and a stuntman for over thirty years. He appeared in television and in movies.  He co-starred in the western California Mail Pioneer Justice  ― Range Renegades Junction City.  He played the role of the stagecoach driver in the TV series The Gene Autry Show, the Henchman on the TV series The Range Rider.  He co-starred in the TV show Annie Oakley. In the 1950s and 1960s ― The Lone Ranger Buffalo Bill, Jr. Tales of Wells Fargo The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp as well as other TV series appearances and Western Movies. His career spanned over thirty years. He has performed over one hundred & sixty stunts and also was a stunt double for many of our great classic cowboys.

Woodward appeared as a stuntman for several of the B western stars in the Forties, before becoming Gene Autry's official stuntman in his Columbia series.

Bob doubled for Buck Jones ― Gene Autry ―  Lash LaRue ― Jimmy Wakely ― Dick Foran.  He was a top hand at riding, fighting and was a stagecoach driver.

Bob Woodward is a member of the Stuntmen's Hall of Fame.

Nickname: 'Shorty' Woodward
Robert Drew Woodward was born March 5, 1909 in Oklahoma
He died February 7, 1972 in Granada Hills, California

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