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Joe Frazier (I) (1944–2011)

Joe Frazier was born on January 12, 1944 in Beaufort, South Carolina, USA as Joseph William Frazier. He was an actor, known for Rocky (1976), Thrilla in Manila (2008) and Facing Ali (2009). He was married to Florence Smith. He died on November 7, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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Rocky Himself
Thrilla in Manila
Facing Ali
Facing Ali Himself


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 2011 Gregory Way TV (TV Series)
Smokin Joe
- Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli (2011) ... Smokin Joe
 2005 Bocce Balls
Boxing Trainer
 1994 Home of Angels
 1986 Ghost Fever
Terrible Tucker
 1985 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Joe Frazier
- You'll Never Get Rich (1985) ... Joe Frazier
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series)
Cpl. Brooks, Atlantic-fleet champ
- The Toughest Men in America (1975) ... Cpl. Brooks, Atlantic-fleet champ
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Other Works:

(book, with William Dettloff) "Box Like the Pros". New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2005. ISBN-10: 0060817739; ISBN-13: 9780060817732 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Smokin' Joe Frazier | The Late Joe Frazier


5' 11½" (1.82 m)

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[on acquiring his nickname, 'Smokin' Joe' from his trainer] He used to say in the dressing-room, before sending me out to fight, "Go out there, goddammit, and make smoke come from those gloves." See more »


Defeated world champions Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Ellis and Bob Foster. See more »


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