02-27 Happy birthday to the late Dick Crockett, Born: February 27, 1915 and passed away on January 25, 1979.
Richard DeHart “Dick” Crockett was a stunt coordinator and stuntman on who worked on Star Trek: The Original Series. He was William Shatner’s stunt double in the second pilot “Where No Man Has Gone Before”.
Crockett filmed his scenes for “Where No Man Has Gone Before” on Wednesday 28 July 1965 at Desilu Culver Stage 16. He filmed his scenes for “The Trouble with Tribbles” on Wednesday 30 August 1967 and his scenes for “The Gamesters of Triskelion” on Monday 23 October 1967, both at Desilu Stage 10.
Among his other television guest appearances was a 1966 episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (“The Off-Broadway Affair”). He was a frequent collaborator with director Blake Edwards, with their shared credits including Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Days of Wine and Roses (1962) The Pink Panther (1963), The Great Race (1965) The Party (1968), Return of the Pink Panther (1975, with), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978).
Crockett’s last movie job was as stunt coordinator for the movie 10. He died during production – the film is dedicated to him.
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