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Lila Finn (Lila E. Shanley)

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Biography

Los Angeles, California, USA
A pioneering Hollywood stunt woman, she worked in motion pictures for over 50 years. A world-class athlete, she was a member of the U.S. women's volleyball team, and played in two world championships. At age 50 she was a silver medalist at the Pan-American games in Chicago. She appeared in over 100 films, not only as a stunt person but also as a character actress. Swimming and diving stunts for Dorothy Lamour, stunt double for Vivien Leigh and Donna Reed among others, she received a lifetime achievement award from Women in Film in 1933. Read more...

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Character: Clothesline Lady

The Rocketeer 1991

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