The Passing of Chief White Eagle

Last week on January 24, 2011 the world lost a good man. Most people knew him as Chief White Eagle but his real name was Basil F. Heath. Born on the Iroquois Indian Grand River Reservation in Canada on March 18, 1917, Heath eventually settled in the United States. His beautiful soul left his human body in Rochester, Indiana.

Before becoming involved in movies, television, and radio Mr. Heath served in WWII and also was an iron worker and welder. His agility in walking on steel beams high in the air eventually got him some stunt work in the movies and then that lead to actual roles. He was known to often quip, “My good friend John Wayne killed me seven times on the screen.” Continue reading The Passing of Chief White Eagle