In today's special episode, we speak to Martha Crawford Cantarini, a living legend in not only the horse industry, but the film industry as well.
Martha has had a long career with horses and worked as a stunt woman in Hollywood movies such as Yellow Sky, Interrupted Melody, The Big Country, The Law and Jake Wade, Love Me Tender, My Friend Flicka and many, many others. She didn’t just do horse stunts either. She did all kinds of stunt work in movies and even starred in a few such as The Killer is Loose – a Budd Boetticher film.
Martha has worked with such stars as Gregory Peck, Charleton Heston, Elvis Presley, Richard Widmark, Robert Taylor and Clark Gable. She has doubled for Eleanor Parker, Anne Baxter, Shirley Maclaine, Debra Paget, Claudette Colbert, Jean Simmons and Patricia Owens just to name few!
Martha has always said of all the stars she has worked with, her favorites were her four-legged co-stars. We talk with her about her experiences in stunt work and in working with some of the best horses and horse trainers in the world.
Martha has been inducted into the Hollywood Stuntman’s Hall of Fame and received the Golden Boot award for her achievements in Western Films. She has written several magazine articles over the years, including in the recent Equus Magazine 498, Autumn 2019! She is an outstanding horseman and a living legend. We are so honored to speak with her today.
Get a copy of Martha Crawford Cantarini's book at: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/product/fall-girl/
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