Jock Mahoney

Actor, stuntman Jock Mahoney

Jock Mahoney was an American actor and stuntman of Irish, French, and Cherokee ancestry. Born Jacques O'Mahoney, he was credited variously as Jock Mahoney, Jack O'Mahoney or Jock O'Mahoney. He starred in two television series, both westerns. He played Tarzan in two feature films and was associated in various capacities with several other Tarzan productions.
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A Movie Star Feels Out A New Home On the Stage
NYTimes - over 15 years
When the lights come up on a movie star at the start of a Broadway show, the audience usually applauds. But when the lights came up on Sally Field at a recent matinee performance of Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning play, ''The Goat,'' there was only silence. Although there was no hidden meaning, one might interpret it as notoriously tough New York
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FILM; Sticking to It, One Way or Another
NYTimes - over 17 years
BEAUTIFUL'' may be the title of the new movie that marks her debut as a film director, but it's not an adjective Sally Field has heard much during her 36-year career in Hollywood. ''I was never pretty enough, I was never sexy enough,'' says Ms. Field, 53, in the den of her cozy, modest Brentwood home, where her two Oscars and one Emmy sit
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NYTimes - almost 18 years
An obituary last Monday about the Hollywood producer Sy Weintraub, who modernized the adventures of Tarzan after acquiring screen rights in 1958, misidentified the actor who played the role in the first two Weintraub productions. He was Gordon Scott. (Jock Mahoney was the first of Mr. Weintraub's Tarzans to appear in a non-African setting, in the
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Sy Weintraub, 76, Movie Producer Who Broadened Tarzan's Vocabulary
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Sy Weintraub, the film producer who in the 1950's breathed new life into Tarzan's flagging celluloid career, died Tuesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 76. The cause was pancreatic cancer, Reuters reported. Under the tutelage of Mr. Weintraub, who bought the rights to the Tarzan franchise in 1958, Edgar Rice Burroughs's jungle hero
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1998: OBSESSIONS; My Main Man: Tarzan
NYTimes - over 19 years
There are masqueraders, and then there is Phil Petras, who has devoted much of his life to becoming the master archivist about, and living replica of, Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle. For decades Petras has pumped iron and collected ape-man memorabilia in obscurity, but now his moment may be here. With Disney set to release its animated Tarzan
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Jock Mahoney Is Dead; Film Stuntman Was 70
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: Jock Mahoney, a former stuntman who acted in such television shows as ''Yancy Derringer'' and ''The Range Rider,'' died Thursday, apparently of a stroke, at Harrison Memorial Hospital. He was 70 years old and had been hospitalized after an automobile accident two days earlier. Jock Mahoney, a former stuntman who acted in such television shows
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NYTimes - almost 34 years
W ith the arrival of ''Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes,'' the fine new film by Hugh Hudson (''Chariots of Fire''), it's apparent that Edgar Rice Burroughs's fictional wild child is as resilient as he is resourceful, and that in one fashion and another he will probably outlive us all. Three years ago, after the release of John and
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jock Mahoney
  • 1989
    Age 70
    Died on December 14, 1989.
  • 1981
    Age 62
    In 1981, Mahoney returned to the Tarzan film series as the stunt coordinator on the John Derek-directed remake of Tarzan, the Ape Man.
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  • 1973
    Age 54
    In 1973, he suffered a stroke while filming an episode of Kung Fu, but recovered.
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  • 1968
    Age 49
    Mahoney and Field divorced in June 1968.
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  • 1962
    Age 43
    They had one child, Princess O'Mahoney, born in 1962.
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  • 1960
    Age 41
    In 1960, Mahoney guest starred in the Rawhide episode "Incident of the Sharpshooter."
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    In 1960, he appeared as Coy Banton, a villain in Tarzan the Magnificent, starring Gordon Scott.
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  • 1959
    Age 40
    Mahoney was married three times, first to Lorraine O'Donnell, with whom he had two children, Kathleen O'Mahoney and Jim O'Mahoney. He next married actress Margaret Field on December 11, 1959, in Las Vegas.
  • 1958
    Age 39
    For the 1958 television season, he starred in the semi-western Yancy Derringer series for 34 episodes, which aired on CBS.
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    In the 1958 western film Money, Women and Guns, Mahoney played the starring role.
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  • 1952
    Age 33
    When Charles Starrett's contract ran out in the spring of 1952, Columbia decided to replace him with Mahoney, opposite Starrett's sidekick Smiley Burnette.
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    By 1952 Columbia was billing him as Jack Mahoney.
  • 1950
    Age 31
    Beginning in 1950, Columbia management noticed Mahoney's acting skills and gave him starring roles in adventure serials.
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  • 1947
    Age 28
    Beginning in 1947, writer-director Edward Bernds cast Mahoney in slapstick comedies starring The Three Stooges.
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  • 1919
    Age 0
    Born on February 7, 1919.
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