People, Sep. 26, 1960

After taking in his first bullfight. Tourist Jack Paar, 42, hastened to a ranch outside Madrid to film his own version of the corrida—with a cow. But once Novillero Paar had made his classic entrance, a wag decided to cow him with a substitute, a real toro—a dilemma on whose horns the comedian had no desire to be impaled. Not realizing that his foe was a specially trained, docile beast, Jumping Jack bolted for the barrera but, unfortunately, he didn't quite clear it. His award: no ears, no tail, no hoofs, two bruised ribs....

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