BREMERTON, Wash. — Jock Mahoney, one of Hollywood's most famous stuntmen-turned-actor and the stepfather of actress Sally Field, has died of an apparent stroke. He was 70.
Mahoney, a resident of Poulsbo, Wash., died Thursday at Harrison Memorial Hospital where he had been taken after an automobile accident two days earlier.
Kitsap County's chief deputy coroner, Jane Jermy, said an autopsy will be done to verify the cause of death.
Born Jacques Mahoney in Chicago, he was a tall, rugged youth whose film career began in 1945 after he served as a fighter pilot in World War II.
He did stunt work for Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, Gene Autry and others. Autry signed him to a contract and cast him in "The Range Rider," an action-packed television series in the 1950s.