Bobby Leach, the second man to survive going over Niagara falls in a barrel, later died of injuries he sustained from slipping on an orange peel.
Shirley Temple and Cary Grant on the set of "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" (1947)
Silver Screen Icons : Cary Grant
Bobby Leach, 1st man to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1911. He later died after he slipped over an orange peel
In 1911, Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and died.
Historical Context 1900-1929
Cary Grant & Shirley Temple in the The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, 1947... Mellow greetings, yukey dukey!
Bobby Leach with a barrel
Cary Grant in The Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer (1947)
Bobby Leach's Awful Plunge Over Niagara Falls, 1911 Postcard
Niagara Falls vintage