Marguerite HappyMarguerite Happy
Raised in Salinas, California by Jim and Sally Martins with one brother Kearney, Marguerite married Clifford Happy in 1977 and moved to Newhall. After 40 plus years of marriage, they are most proud of their two sons Sean & Ryan, as well as their daughter, in law Erica. Her father-in-law, Don Happy, helped her become an extra in the motion picture business at age 18. While working on the film 1941 in 1979, stunt coordinator Terry Leonard converted her during a fight scene and her stunt career began. Her credits include: Little House on the Prairie, How The West Was Won, Thelma and Louise, Men in Black II, The Mask of Zorro, Runaway Bride, Charlie's Angels Full Throttle, Pure Country, Rodeo Girl, Shadow Riders, Bonanza: The Return, Triumphs of a Man Called Horse III, and Bad Girls, to name a few.

Marguerite is a loyal Gold Card member of The Women's Professional Rodeo Association and enjoys competing in the Barrel Race and Team Roping. She rides limited outside horses and gives lessons to all ages. Her goal is to teach others to believe in themselves and their equine partner using the power of positive thoughts, riding with confidence and authority.

She was inducted into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame in 2011 and is humbled to become an Honoree of the 2017 Reel Cowboys Silver Spur Award for her contribution to Western Film presented to her by loyal friend Katharine Ross. She has enjoyed serving as The Master of Ceremony for The Miss California Rodeo personality and appearance contest for numerous years and has had much gratification when invited to assist on “Stunt Panels” in Oklahoma City and the Lone Pine Film Festival sharing insight on safely filming action scenes.

Although she is “retired” she continues to work in the picture business when the phone rings; as it is always a pleasure.

Marguerite would like to thank all the stunt coordinators for giving her opportunities that have proven to be memorable, the wranglers for their support and supplying the talented horses, to so many who have given her a "boot up" along the way, The Reel Cowboys for acknowledging Western performers including Stuntmen, Stuntwoman and Motion Picture Livestock Producers. A special heartfelt thanks to her husband Clifford who always believed in her when she stepped out of her "comfort zone."

Marguerite looks forward to serving as Master of Ceremony during this year’s Reel Cowboy Annual Silver Spur Awards.

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