Category Search - boxing (Traditional boxing plus extreme fighting and kick-boxing)

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Buddy Ace (#2)
musician, singer, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
St. Clair Alexander
Also Known As:
St. Clair Ace
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

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Unsuccessful replacement for his older brother Johnny Ace

Jsin Aguilar
rapper, boxing, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Jason Aguilar Ivler
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

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Filipino-American. Song Matter of Time

Laila Ali
boxing, model, cook

Real/Birth Name:
Laila Amaria Ali
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 10 inches (177.8 cm)

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Professional boxer, won world titles. Spokesmodel in television commercials. Cook on TV show Chopped: All Stars

Muhammad Ali
boxing, actor, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
Also Known As:
Cassius Clay
Nickname(s):
The Greatest
The Louisville Lip
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

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Heavyweight. Olympic Gold Medal 1960. Said, of his boxing, "Float like a butterfly - sting like a bee." Book The Greatest: My Own Story. Movie for television Freedom Road. Conscientious objector to war. Developed Parkinsons later.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater, ceremony date: 11 January 2002

Freddie Apostoli
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Apostoli
Also Known As:
Fred Apostoli
Nickname(s):
The Boxing Bellhop
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

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Middleweight world champion boxer.

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Buddy Baer
boxing, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Henry Baer
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Max Baer Sr. by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer. Movies The Big Sky, Quo Vadis

Max Baer Sr.
boxing, actor, wrestling, radio, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Maximilian Adelbert Baer
Also Known As:
Max Baer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Buddy Baer by 6 years.
father of

Descendants:

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Heavyweight champion. Heavyweight Champion of the World.

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Newsboy Brown
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
David Montrose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bantamweight boxer.

Tony Burton
boxing, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Burton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 27 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

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Pro boxer. Movies The Shining, Rocky, Rocky Balboa, Rocky IV

Héctor Camacho
boxing, murdered, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Héctor Camacho Matías
Also Known As:
Macho Camacho
Hector 'Macho' Camacho
Hector Camacho
Nickname(s):
Macho
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

79 wins (45 by KO), six losses, and three draws. Shot while sitting in a car. Died 4 days later.

Ezzard Charles
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Ezzard Mack Charles
Nickname(s):
Cincinnati Cobra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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Heavyweight boxer.

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Mickey Cohen
criminal, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Meyer Harris Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Twice convicted of tax evasion.

Howard Cosell
boxing, radio, tv, sports analyst

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Covered boxing and other sports.

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Tony Danza
actor, producer, director, educator, Broadway, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Antonio Salvatore Iadanza
Also Known As:
"Dangerous" Tony Danza
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Taxi, Who's the Boss?, Family Law, The Tony Danza Show, The Practice. Movies Crash, Cannonball Run II, Angels in the Outfield. Broadway play The Iceman Cometh. Professional boxer. Taught 10th grade English.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 21 November 1988

Jack Dempsey
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
William Harrison Dempsey
Also Known As:
Kid Blackie
Nickname(s):
The Manassa Mauler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 24 days before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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Heavyweight champion. Defeated by Gene Tunney in a controversial fight.

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Willie Dixon
composer, blues, singer, musician, boxing, criminal, producer, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
William James Dixon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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Imprisoned as a conscientious objector. Won Illinois Golden Gloves. Songs I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover recorded by others.

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Angelo Dundee
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Angelo Mirena Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

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Boxing promoter and trainer of many champions, including Muhammad Ali

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Charles Durning
actor, dancer, boxing, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Charles EdwardDurning
Nickname(s):
Chuck
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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Movies Tootsie, The Sting, Evening Shade, North Dallas Forty, Dog Day Afternoon, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. TV series Everybody Loves Raymond. Broadway play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof winning a Tony Award.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6504 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 31 July 2008

Richard Elfman
director, actor, writer, producer, boxing, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Elfman
Also Known As:
Rick Elfman
Aristide Sumatra
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
father of
older brother of
Older than Danny Elfman by 4 years.

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Founder of group Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo the band later called Oingo Boingo

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Michael Flatley
dancer, choreographer, musician, producer, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Ryan Flatley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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Ttheatre musicals emphasizing Irish dancing Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Celtic Tiger. Irish step-dancer. As a boxer, won the Chicago Golden Gloves Championship in 1975.

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George Foreman
boxing, business

Real/Birth Name:
George Edward Foreman
Nickname(s):
Big George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

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Heavyweight champion. Sells electric grills on TV.

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Joe Frazier
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph William Frazier
Nickname(s):
Smokin' Joe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. Defeated Muhammad Ali on points in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Lost to George Foreman. Olympic Gold Medal 1964.

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Kid Gavilán
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Gerardo González
Also Known As:
Kid Gavilan
Nickname(s):
Cuban Hawk
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Welterweight. Cuban, invented the "bolo" punch.

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Jackie Gleason
actor, composer, dj, musician, bandleader, comedy, boxing, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert John Gleason
Also Known As:
Herbert Walton Gleason Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Great One
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

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TV show The Honeymooners. Movies Smokey and the Bandit, The Hustler, Soldier in the Rain. Tony Award for acting in Broadway musical play Take Me Along

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6231 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Berry Gordy
business, producer, composer, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Berry Gordy Jr.
Also Known As:
Berry Gordy III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 33 days before his 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Anna Gordy Gaye by 7 years.
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

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Featherweight boxer. Cofounder of Motown.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry, ceremony date: 24 October 1996

Rocky Graziano
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Rocco Barbella
Gender:
Male

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Tonya Harding
ice skating, boxing, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Tonya Maxine Harding
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, 17 days before her 50th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First US woman to do triple axel in competition 1991. Stripped of national skating title after ex-husband Jeff Gillooley arranged attack on Nancy Kerrigan. Convicted of conspiracy. Did boxing matches.

Evander Holyfield
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Evander Holyfield
Nickname(s):
The Real Deal
The Warrior
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

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Heavyweight Champion 1990-1992.

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Jack Johnson
boxing, inventor, criminal, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Johnson
Nickname(s):
Galveston Giant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
68 or 69
Birth Place:

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First black heavyweight boxing champion 1908-1915. Invented an adjustable wrench and other inventions. Served time for Mann Act violation. Died in a car crash.

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Ed Jones
football, boxing, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Ed Lee Jones
Also Known As:
Ed "Too Tall" Jones
Nickname(s):
Too Tall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 9 inches (205.74 cm)

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Defensive end for NFL football team Dallas Cowboys. Movies Necessary Roughness, Semi-Tough. Professional boxer in 1979.

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Robert Kent
actor, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas Blackley Jr.
Also Known As:
Douglas Blackley
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Movies The Country Girl, The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Kimbo Slice
actor, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Ferguson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bahamian-American. A "street fighter" - also in movie Blood and Bone

Jim Lampley
boxing, sports analyst, producer, actor

Real/Birth Name:
James Lampley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Bree Walker by 3 years.

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Commentator for HBO on boxing.

Sugar Ray Leonard
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Ray Charles Leonard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 10½ inches (177.8 cm)

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Through the 1980's he won five world titles in five different weight classes.

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Sonny Liston
boxing, overdose, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Charles L. Liston
Nickname(s):
Sonny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer. Convicted as a young man of crimes. Apparently died of a drug overdose. Birth date uncertain and undocumented.

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Joe Louis
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Louis Barrow
Nickname(s):
the Brown Bomber
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Champion heavyweight boxer.

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Ray Mancini
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Michael Mancini
Also Known As:
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini
Nickname(s):
Boom Boom
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Professional lightweight boxer.

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Rocky Marciano
boxing, accident, air crash

Real/Birth Name:
Rocco Francis Marchegiano
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45, 1 day before his 46th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight. Never defeated. Died in a plane crash.

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Dean Martin
actor, singer, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Dino Paul Crocetti
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

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Member the Rat Pack. Paired withJerry Lewis in many movies.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6519 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1617 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Las Vegas Walk of Stars A star at Flamingo Hotel, ceremony date: 22 February 2010

Billy Mills
track, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
William Mervin Mills
Also Known As:
Makata Taka Hela
Tamakoce Te'Hela
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American, a member of the Ogala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe. Olympic Gold Medal 1964 games at Tokyo, in the 10,000 m event.

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Sacramento Walk of Stars A star at L Street, ceremony date: 2017

George Montgomery
actor, western, boxing, sculptor, stunts, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
George Montgomery Letz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Dinah Shore by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Cimarron City. Movies Battle of the Bulge, Toughest Gun in Tombstone, The Riders of the Purple Sage, Coney Island

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 28 April 1995

Archie Moore
boxing, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Archibald Lee Wright
Nickname(s):
The Old Mongoose
The Mongoose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81, 4 days before his 82nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Professional champion boxing career. Light Heavyweight World Champion 1952-1959 and 1961. Movie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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St. Louis Walk of Fame A star at 6648 Delmar Boulevard

Ken Norton
boxing, actor

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Howard Norton
Nickname(s):
The Black Hercules
The Jaw Breaker
The Fighting Marine
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

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Descendants:

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Broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in their first match. Movie Mandingo

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Willis H. O'Brien
effects, cartoonist, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Willis Harold O'Brien
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Father of stop-motion animation using models. Created the ape for movies King Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Ryan O'Neal
actor, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Ryan O'Neal
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Younger than Joanna Moore by 6 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Leigh Taylor-Young by 3 years.
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

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Movies Love Story, Oliver's Story. Golden Gloves boxer. Arrested February 2007 after a fight with son Griffin O'Neal. Charges dropped May 2007.

Jack Palance
actor, western, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Volodymyr Palahniuk
Also Known As:
Jack Brazzo
Walter Palance
Walter J. Palance
Walter Jack Palance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

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Movies Shane, Batman, City Slickers

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Rags Ragland
actor, boxing, comedy, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Morgan Beauregard Ragland
Also Known As:
'Rags' Ragland
Nickname(s):
Rags
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40, 3 days before his 41st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway and burlesque. Movies Panama Hattie, The Canterville Ghost

Dale Robertson
soap, western, actor, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Dayle Lymoine Robertson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Tales of Wells Fargo, Dallas, Iron Horse

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6500 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Sugar Ray Robinson
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Walker Smith Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67, 21 days before his 68th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Welterweight and middleweight champion.

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Mickey Rourke
actor, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Philip Andre Rourke Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Rainmaker, The Wrestler

Ronda Rousey
boxing, actor, model, activist, martial arts

Real/Birth Name:
Ronda Jean Rousey
Nickname(s):
Rowdy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Martial arts fighter. The first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. Movies The Expendables 3, Furious 7

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Damon Runyon
writer, baseball, sports analyst, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Damon Runyan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won the J.G. Taylor Spink award for baseball journalism.

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Anthony Sinatra
business, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Martin Sinatra
Also Known As:
Marty O'Brien
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

husband of
Dolly Sinatra, until her death.
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Pro boxer as Marty O'Brien. Bar owner. Fire chief.

Glenn Strange
actor, boxing, singer, musician, western

Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Strange
Also Known As:
Glen Strange
Nickname(s):
Peewee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Last Stagecoach West, House of Dracula (1945), Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. TV series Gunsmoke. Many uncredited small roles in the 1930s.

Bert Sugar
boxing, publisher, writer, lawyer

Real/Birth Name:
Bert Randolph Sugar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Boxing writer and sports historian. Boxing magazines Boxing Illustrated, The Ring, Bert Sugar's Fight Game and over 80 books, mostly about boxing history.

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John L. Sullivan
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
John Lawrence Sullivan
Nickname(s):
Boston Strong Boy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Recognized as the first Heavyweight Champion of gloved boxing from February 7, 1882, to 1892, and is generally recognized as the last heavyweight champion of bare-knuckle boxing under the London Prize Ring Rules.

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Dick Tiger
boxing, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Ihetu
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

World middleweight titlist.

Danny Trejo
actor, criminal, boxing, producer, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Dan Trejo
Also Known As:
Daniel Trejo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

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Movies Runaway Train, Anaconda, Con Air, Spy Kids. TV series The Young and the Restless

Gene Tunney
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Tunney
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight champion after defeating Jack Dempsey in a controversial decision.

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Mike Tyson
boxing, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Gerard Tyson
Also Known As:
Iron Mike
Baddest Man on the Planet
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

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ex-husband of
Younger than Robin Givens by 1 year.

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Former heavyweight boxing champion. Served time for rape. National Golden Gloves Champion (Heavyweight) in 1984.

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Vanilla Ice
rapper, actor, tv, boxing, accused

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Matthew Van Winkle
Also Known As:
MC Vanilla
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
52, 5 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Ice Ice Baby, Ninja Rap. Movies The New Guy, Cool as Ice. TV reality shows Celebrity Boxing, The Surreal Life. Arrested 2015 for robbery.

Jersey Joe Walcott
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Raymond Cream
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 25 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer, and referee.

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Jack Warden
actor, boxing, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
John H. Lebzelter
Also Known As:
Johnny Costello
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Presidio, All the President's Men, 12 Angry Men, From Here to Eternity, Shampoo. TV series Jigsaw John, The Bad News Bears, N.Y.P.D.. Broadway play A View from the Bridge

Spider Webb (boxer)
boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Ellsworth Webb
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

N.C.A.A. Middleweight Champion, 1951-1952 at Idaho State University. Competed for the United States in the 1952 Olympics, in the Light Middleweight division.

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Barry Williams
actor, singer, writer, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Barry William Blenkhorn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Brady Bunch in role of Greg Brady. In musical theatre recently.

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Willie D
rapper, producer, boxing, radio, accused

Real/Birth Name:
William James Dennis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 6 days before his 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Formerly of group Geto Boys. Radio talk-show host. Charged for a scam selling on eBay.

Chalky Wright
boxing, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died after a fall in the bathtub. World featherweight champion. Served as a chauffeur and bodyguard for actress Mae West

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