3/6/1931 - 10/25/2013
The Oscars: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Hal Needham
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hal Needham, a top Hollywood stuntman who turned to directing rousing action films including "Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Cannonball Run," has died. He was 82.
His business managers tell the Los Angeles Times that Needham died Friday in Los Angeles.
A former paratrooper, Needham appeared in thousands of TV episodes and hundreds of movies, performing and designing stunts and new equipment to execute them.
Needham jumped from planes, was dragged by horses and...