Buddy Roosevelt

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Buddy Roosevelt (June 25, 1898 — October 6, 1973) was an American film actor and stunt performer from Hollywood's early silent film years through the 1950s. Roosevelt was born as Kenneth Stanhope Sanderson in Meeker, Colorado, and was athletic and a cowboy in his youth. He started performing as a stuntman in 1916, his first work being on the film Hell's Hinges. He would continue working as a stuntman as well as an actor throughout his long Hollywood career. Roosevelt served in the United States Navy during World War I. Although it has been said that he served aboard the USS Norfolk, and that it was sunk during that war, no record of a USS Norfolk being in service during World War I has been found. Following the end of World War I he returned to Hollywood, performing stunts in films as notable as The Sheik, the 1921 movie classic starring Rudolph Valentino and for which Valentino would become most remembered. Roosevelt's first acting role was in the 1924 film Down in Texas. He would star in 37 films from 1924-1929, most of which were western films, and would make a successful transition to "talking films", mainly due to his abilities as a stunt performer.
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