Show Business: The Fall Girl

The oil lamp tipped over, igniting the heroine's cape in a blaze of fire. Could Actress Lisa Blount survive the scene on the set of Universal's new film, 9/30/55? Actually, Blount could not. No fool when it comes to playing with fire, she had gladly turned the role over to Stunt Woman Kitty O'Neil. The nimble O'Neil took the heat, then casually waved Blount back onto the set.

It was all routine for O'Neil, 28, who also blithely falls off buildings, gets roughed up in fight scenes and tumbles from speeding cars on Quincy,...