Jerry Alan, Stuntman for James Bond Films, Dies at 75
He also worked on 'Gunsmoke,' 'Bonanza' and 'The Dukes of Hazzard'
Jerry Alan, a stunt coordinator and stuntman who worked on three James Bond films and the 1993 Burt Reynolds comedy Cop and a Half, has died. He was 75.
Alan died Sept. 26 of throat and mouth cancer in Tampa, Fla., actor-producer Mark Terry told The Hollywood Reporter.
At age 68, Alan flipped a car off a pipe ramp for a stunt in the film Live Evil (2009), which was produced by Terry, who called the stuntman “one of my first teachers in this business.”
Alan did stunts on the Bond features Diamonds Are Forever (1971), The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) and Casino Royale (2006) and worked on such TV series as Gunsmoke, Bonanza and The Dukes of Hazzard.
A U.S. Navy and Army veteran, Alan was a founding member of Florida Motion Picture and Television Association.
Survivors include six children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.