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Kitty O'Neil

  • Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Birthday: March 24
Date of passing: 
November 02, 2018

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Obituary: 

Kitty O'Neil was an American stuntwoman and racer, known as "the fastest woman in the world." A daredevil and protege of Hal Needham, O'Neil doubled for Lynda Carter on Wonder Woman and set a land-speed record as the fastest woman driver ever.

Kitty O'Neil was an American stuntwoman and racer, known as "the fastest woman in the world." A daredevil and protege of Hal Needham, O'Neil doubled for Lynda Carter on Wonder Woman and set a land-speed record as the fastest woman driver ever.

An illness in early childhood left her deaf, and more illnesses in early adulthood cut short a career in platform diving, but O'Neil's career as a stuntwoman and racer led to her depiction in a television movie ("Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story") and as an action figure. Her women's land speed record still stands.

 

 

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Kitty O'Neil

Kitty O'Neil

Photo credit: 
Courtesy Ky Michaelson

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