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Tinker Bell Was Trained By Boba Fett

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For those of you who do not know, Bob Yerkes was a stuntman and aerialist. He was the stuntman for Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). He first discovered Gina during a gymnastics tournament when she was in high school. He offered to train her in the ways of a circus performer. In more recent years you can see him as Cardinal Guidera in Angels & Demons (2009). He was the priest hanging by his arms above the raging fire.

This photo was taken in his backyard which is full of rigging, trampolines, tightropes, and other equipment aerialists would use. He has trained many actors and stunt performers. 
Upon her retirement from flying, Gina gave Bob this photo of her as Tinker Bell with the plaque that reads;
“In Appreciation to
Bob Yerkes
Thank You
For My Wonderful Circus Career
Gina Rock
1974-2005″

To learn more about Gina Rock and her time before and after her life as Tinker Bell, visit her website HERE.