Longtime Newhall resident and stuntman/producer Phil Rawlins, passed away at his home on May 28. Born in Glendale, California, he attended North Hollywood High and Pierce College where he started the Rodeo team.
The first 10 years of his career he was a stuntman, doubled for Clint Eastwood in "Rawhide", rode shotgun on stagecoach in "Gunsmoke", and doubled Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, and Don Murray. Later going into tv production on "Fury", "Hawaiian Eye", Cheyenne", "Bronco" and "77 Sunset Strip". Phil was Executive Producer on "F Troop", and directed "Adam 12", "High Chaparral", followed by Production Manager for "Coma", "Star Trek the Motion Picture" and "Gremlins 1 & 2". Phil did second unit in Spain on "The Wind and the Lion".
Phil is survived by his wife of 27 years, Fran Rawlins, two sons: Lex Rawlins of Valencia, Clay (Gaylynn) Rawlins of Castaic; three granddaughters: Kylie, Mackenna, and Lacy; brother David Rawlins and sister Lisa Rawlins-deLorimier.
Funeral services will be held June 3, 10 am, Eternal Valley, Newhall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (www.justincowboycrisisfund.org