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Jack Dempsey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey's aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. Dempsey is ranked as tenth on The Ring magazine's list of all-time heavyweights and seventh among its Top 100 Greatest Punchers, while in 1950 the Associated Press voted him as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and was inducted into The Ring's Boxing Hall of Fame in 1951.

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Jun 24, 1895 In Manassa, Colorado, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Adventures of Daredevil Jack 1920-06-30
Latest Project:
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists 1998-01-01
Known For
Poster of Kings of The Ring - History of Heavyweight Boxing 1919-1990
Poster of Hollywood Without Make-Up
Poster of The Merv Griffin Show
Poster of The Name's the Same
Movie Star Power: The Creation Of United Artists (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Kings of The Ring - History of Heavyweight Boxing 1919-1990 Himself (Archival Footage) 1995-01-01
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Tender Hearted Tiger: Max Baer Unknown 1964-01-01
Movie Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963-07-01
Series The Merv Griffin Show Self 1962-10-01
Movie Requiem for a Heavyweight Himself 1962-10-16
Movie Off Limits Jack Dempsey 1952-12-30
Series The Name's the Same Unknown 1951-12-05
Movie The Golden Twenties Himself (archive footage) 1950-04-07
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie Big City Jack Dempsey 1937-09-03
Movie Stars Over Broadway Himself 1935-11-23
Movie The Prizefighter and the Lady Promoter 1933-11-10
Movie A Dozen Socks Unknown 1927-03-12
Movie Ways to Strength and Beauty 1925-03-16
Movie The Battle of the Century Unknown 1921-07-02
Movie The Adventures of Daredevil Jack Jack Derry 1920-06-30