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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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Known For

Rocky
Rocky Himself
(1976)
Thrilla in Manila
(2008)
Facing Ali
Facing Ali Himself
(2009)

Filmography

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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
Thadious
 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:

TV commercial: Lite Beer From Miller (late 70s) 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

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

His son, Marvis Frazier, was a title challenger, losing to both Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson by first round knockout. See more »

Nickname:

Smokin' Joe See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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