"Wonder Woman" stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil leaping off Valley Hilton in Sherman Oaks, Calif., 1979
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It wasn't a plane. It wasn't a bird. It wasn't even Wonder Woman. It was a stunt. On Monday, stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil plunged 127 feet from atop the Valley Hilton in Sherman Oaks into an inflated air bag at the pool deck--as the scene was being filmed for an upcoming two-hour special episode of the Wonder Woman series. A Warner Brothers spokeswoman said Miss O'Neil, who is deaf, established a new high fall record and broke her own previous mark of 120 feet. Before the leap, Miss O'Neil practiced by making two 10-story jumps. After the leap, she rode to the airport for a return flight to Bonneville, Utah, where she's attempting to set a new world land speed record in her jet powered car.
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