“I'd like to be remembered as the cowboy that could ride, run, and jump with anybody in the world.”

Dean Smith left his native Texas for Hollywood as a young man in 1957.

He spent the next 40 years appearing as a stunt double in Oscar-winning Westerns like True Grit, How the West Was Won and The Alamo.

Today he’s retired from the movies, and lives with his wife, Debby, and son, Finis, in Breckenridge, Texas.

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Recorded in Breckenridge, Texas
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Stephanie Burton
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