"Steeplejack" Charles Miller

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"Steeplejack" Charles Miller
Born 1882
Died 1910 (aged 27–28)
Los Angeles
Occupation Stunt performer
Years active 1900-1910

Steeplejack Charles Miller (1882–1910),[1] nicknamed the Human Fly, was an American man famous for climbing buildings. He began climbing in 1900, and earned a living from his stunts. Miller did not use any climbing equipment. He died after falling sixty feet from the fourth floor of the Hamburger building in Los Angeles in full view of hundreds of spectators, who transported his unconscious body to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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  1. ^ "Los Angeles Herald". California Digital Newspaper Collection. Retrieved 2016-07-18.