|Ted White (far right) with stuntmen Leroy Johnson and Cliff Lyons in the|
1959 film The Horse Soldiers
Like him or hate him – and if you hate this man, then you suck – Ted White is an industry icon, working alongside the most influential/legendary names in movie history. He amassed one of the most impressive resumes for a stuntman in his era and he worked when stuntmen did a lot of very dangerous stunts without any union backing for safety regulations.
Ted continued to take stunt jobs well into his 60s and then started to slow down in small roles in films. He later quietly retired, not really knowing of the huge following he had with us Friday the 13th fans. Sadly, he allowed two decades to race by before embracing us and becoming a common face in the convention circuit.