One little-publicized fact about the author of Deliverance is that on the set of the movie, he kept begging to be the stand-in for Ned Beatty.

Name
James Lafayette Dickey
Birthday
February 2, 1923
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73
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Sunday, January 19th, 1997
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James Lafayette Dickey
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James Lafayette Dickey was never played in a game.

 
 

 

Guess the Stiff!

That's not his real name, of course. Before launching his distinguished career in broadcast journalism, he had the good sense to change it from the one he was born with, Johnny Blowitoutyourass.

(d) March 4th, 1998