On the 77th birthday anniversary of Kitty O’Neil, a famous American stuntwoman and actress who was deaf from a young age, Google honored her with a doodle depicting her in a yellow jumpsuit.
77th birth anniversary of the late Kitty O’Neil
Kitty O’Neil’s 77th birthday was marked by Google with a doodle portraying her in a yellow jumpsuit. Kitty O’Neil was a prominent American stuntwoman and actress who was deaf from an early age.
She went on to become one of the most famous stunt drivers in Hollywood. Google commemorated the 77th birthday of Kitty O’Neil with a doodle depicting her in a yellow jumpsuit. Although deaf since infancy, she became a well-known Hollywood stunt driver and held the absolute land speed record for women until 2019.
About Kitty O’Neil
- Kitty O’Neil was born in Texas in 1946 and was an American stuntwoman and actress. Several ailments caused her to develop deafness at an early age. Despite this, she went on to become one of Hollywood’s most renowned stunt drivers and performers, starring in countless films and television series as a stunt double.
- In 1976, O’Neil broke the women’s absolute land speed record while driving a hydrogen peroxide-powered three-wheeled rocket car, with an average speed of 825.127 kmph and a maximum speed of 999 kmph.
- This won her the title of “world’s fastest woman.” She also established a women’s high-fall record of 127 feet (39 m) while serving as a stunt double in a 1979 episode of the Wonder Woman television series, a record she subsequently broke.
- In 2018, O’Neil passed away at the age of 72 due to pneumonia. She was presented with the Oscars in Memory award in 2019. The 1979 publication of Quiet Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story, a movie about her life, highlighted her land speed record feat.
- In 1979, the film Quiet Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story was released, and she earned the Oscars in Memory honor in 2019. She passed away in 2018 at the age of 72 due to pneumonia.