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Her full name is Kitty Linn O’Neil . Her father John O’Neil was an officer in the United States Army Air Forces and her mother Patsy Compton O’Neil, was native Cherokee. After few months of her birth , kitty O’Neil suffered from many diseases which led to an intense fever , due to which she lost her hearing ability.

Despite having the setback of hearing loss because of her childhood illness she went on to become one of the most recognised stunt drivers. She never looked her hearing loss like “impediment” instead she made it her strength. By the help of her mother she learned how to speak and read lips. Eventually teaching kitty O’Neil her mother became speech therapist and co-founded a school for students with hearing impairment in Wichita Falls, Texas.


Birthday 24th March 1946
Birthplace Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Death day 2nd November 2018
Place of death Eureka, South Dakota, USA
Occupation Stuntwoman

In 1976, she performed with Stunts Unlimited , the leading agency and made the record of being the first women to do this. As a stuntwomen, she appeared as a stunt double in The Bionic Women , The Blues Brothers , Smokey , Wonder Women , Airport ’77 , Bandit ll and many other television and film productions.

Due to pneumonia Kitty O’Neil died on Friday November 2, 2018 in Eureka, South Dakota, at age 72.

In 1979 , a Hollywood movie, “Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story,” was out whose basis were her daring achievements and accomplishments.

Kitty O’Neil’s life is full of adventurous ups and downs and her life is an inspiration to many . She sets an tremendous example for people that how a person can do anything. As she taught us that “CHALLENGES ARE MEANT TO SET NEW RECORDS”.


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