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Gene LeBell

Stuntman/actor

Born - 9 October 1932, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died - 9 August 2022

Rugged-featured Hollywood martial arts champion, trainer and stuntman with thinning brown hair, known as Judo Gene. Once boasting that he had been punched in the face by half the male stars in Hollywood, LeBell racked up scores of credits as stuntman and stunt supervisor, as well as a number of appearances in minor roles: Big Jim McLain (1952), Blue Hawaii (1961), 4 for Texas (1963), Three on a Couch (1966), New Face in Hell (1968), Blacula (1972), Walking Tall (1973), Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973), At Long Last Love (1975), The Big Bus (1976), Every Which Way But Loose (1978), Raging Bull (1980), Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982), City Heat (1984), The Golden Child (1986), Blind Date (1987), Dead Heat (1988), Loose Cannons (1990), Kickboxer 2: The Road Back (1991), Nowhere to Run (1993), Ed Wood (1994), Jury Duty (1995), Double Tap (1997), Rush Hour (1998), Man on the Moon (1999), Rat Race (2001), Men in Black II (2002), Cellular (2004), Redbelt (2007), Blood and Bone (2009), Changing Hands (2010) and Fury of the Fist and the Golden Fleece (2018), his last. Once holder of the World Wrestling Championship, he was five times married.