Famed stuntman and director Hal Needham has passed away

Hal Needham on the set of 'Smokey and the Bandit'
Hal Needham on the set of ‘Smokey and the Bandit’

Hal Needham, who directed the films Smokey and the Bandit and a number of other films featuring actor Burt Reynolds has died.  But long before he first sat in the director’s chair of a feature film, he was one of the best known stuntmen in the television and movie industry.  Needham did stunts, stunt coordination or 2nd unit director duties for more than 4,500 episodes of TV shows and 310 feature films.

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