spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58) wrote in mfu_canteen,

Another MFU member gone - Fred Waugh RIP

I've received word that Fred Waugh, the prolific television stuntman who
did a lot of stunt work on both Man and Girl from U.N.C.L.E., passed away
in January. He often doubled for David McCallum and Noel Harrison. He was
a circus trapeze performer who went into TV stunt work in the 60s. He had
been ill and receiving in home nursing care until his death.

When I interviewed him for my failed DVD project a few years ago, he was in
his 70s but still very active. In fact, he had a fresh wound on his leg
that day from hang gliding.

It was Fred Waugh who was injured by the motorboat incident filming a Girl
from U.N.C.L.E. episode on the MGM backlot. He and associate producer
George Lehr were good friends for many years after U.N.C.L.E.

Mike Wetherell recently pointed out to me Fred can be seen quite clearly in
an episode of Honey West titled Come To Me My Litigation Baby, I think.
It's available on You Tube and Fred appears with other stuntmen at about
minute 18 according to Mike. Fred is on a trapeze.

Jon Heitland

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