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  • Ron Wright

    Renowned Stuntwoman

    Ron was (born 1938) in Muncie, Indiana and raised and went to school in Richmond, Ind. Played football at Test Jr. High and Richmond Sr. High. He Served time in the US Air Force returned to Muncie for two years then back to Richmond. In 1964 he and his brother Freddie left Richmond and went to Calif. That is where he met Perry Fluker, and Len Glascow, and started their movie careers as a stuntmen riding horses in a movie about the 10th Calvary (Buffalo Soldiers).

    We then met others who wanted to be in the movie business, like John Mitchell , Ernie Robinson, Henry Kinji and Alex Brown and others. We all became members of the Extras and Actors Guild after meeting Eddie Smith. We had the opportunity to meet Woody Strode and John Russell ( The Lawman), they were a big help to us. After learning to ride, we rode in the Watts Parade, Hollywood Santa Claus Lane, and the Rose Parade, we also road in the parade scene in the movie (Hello Dolly). We where then asked to work on the TV show, (THE HIGH CHAPARRAL) as the 10th Calvary (Buffalo Soldiers).

    After doing THE HIGH CHAPARRAL scene we formed the (BSA) Black Stuntmen Association with founder Eddie Smith. The rest is history!

  • Len Glascow

    Len Glascow

    Renowned Stuntman

    Rev. Lenton Glascow, M. Msc. (Len), Born in St. Louis Missouri on Nov. 28, moved to Ogden, Utah in 1940. His father, being a minister in the AME church, was sent to various cities. Eventually, he arrived in Los Angeles in 1947. Len attended schools and graduated with the Polytechnic High Class of “55” which is now Trade Tech. Len attended LACC then in 1956 decided to join the Army. He served in several units until he decided to join the Paratroopers where he received Special Forces Training, spent time in Jungle Training and was sent to Lebanon in 1958, but saw no action. After being discharged in 1959, he returned to Los Angeles, and back to work for the Los Angeles County Flood Control. Afterwards, Len became a Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff, he left the Sheriff’s Office after 6 months, then sold real estate, furniture and worked for American Tobacco Co. as a sales representative. In 1965, Len joined the Buffalo Soldiers, and became president of the organization, and appeared in a television episode of “The High Chaparral” in 1968. “The High Chaparral” won the best T.V. Western for 1968, and was in “The Cowboy Hall of Fame”. After that, Len worked in movies and television, and became a Stuntman in 1969. He became president of “The Black Stuntman’s Association” and worked as a Stuntman for 36 years until he retired. Len also paints, and refurbishes houses, and buildings, he’s been doing this for 38 years. Len started studying for the Ministry in 1993, and was ordained a Minister in 2001. His teachers were, Rev. Dr. O.C. Smith, Rev. Dr. Linda Logan, and Rev. Dr. Cassandra Sheard at the City of Angels Church of Religious Science. Since then, Len has performed several ceremonies, and continues to be active in the church. Len does outreach ministry at the VA Hospital in Westwood, be also has a television cable show on Public Access. The name of the show is “Principles of Living”. As of June 2007, Rev. Lenton received his Masters Degree in Metaphysical Divinity, from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona, and is currently studying for his Doctorate Degree.

  • Len Glascow

    Phyllis Linda Ellis

    Stuntwoman / Writer

    Born and reared in Pasadena, California, Phyllis Linda Ellis has always loved the entertainment industry. Her first experience was as an extra on the “Bill Cosby Show”. From there Phyllis was hooked on becoming a “Stuntwoman.” At that time getting work was hard to come by especially if you were a double minority; being a woman, and being black. But that is when she heard about “The Black Stuntmen’s Association.” The (BSA) knew what it was like to fight for your rights, as a black actor; they took Phyllis Linda Ellis into their organization and showed her the art of being a “Stuntwoman.” Phyllis credits including; “The Waltons” Stunt Work Warner Bros. - “Fantasy Island” Stunt Work Warner Bros. - “Righteous Apple” Stunt Work Sunset Studios - “Grammas Gold” Stunt Work Robert Stevens Pro. - “Choices” Stunt Work J. C. Bronson Pro. - “Commercial for Diabetes” Stunt Work American Diabetes Association - Music Video: “I Want to Make You my Lady” Stunt Work Guy Spells Concert Productions To name a few.

    Phyllis Linda Ellis is a Screenplay Writer of: “Madam” Pleasant The Movie “Madam” Pleasant The Book, “Madam” Pleasant; The Play” - “Four the Women, I Salute you” - “2nd. Chance” - “Judge Early” - “The Truth, and Nothing but The Truth” - Documentary Writer of: Benjamin Banneker, George Carruthers, Guy Bluford, Jr. Stagecoach Mary Fields, Cathay Williams, George Washington Carver, Jewel Plummer Cobb, Mary Ellen Pleasant, Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, and the Documentary Coordinator/ Writer for “The Black Stuntmen’s Association.” Phyllis Linda Ellis was published in the Fall with a poem she wrote for the “National Library of Poetry”, entitled, “Everyday is Mother’s Day”, in the anthology “Echoes of Yesterday”, she has another poem that was published entitled; “Remembering Dad”.