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F.X. Toole (1930–2002)

Jerry Boyd was the son of Irish immigrants. He worked odd jobs, including shoeshine boy, bartender, cement truck driver and vat cleaner. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway's book "Death in the Afternoon", he moved to Mexico City and studied bullfighting. After his brief matador career, Boyd returned to Los Angeles and began frequenting boxing gyms to ... See full bio »

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 2004 Million Dollar Baby (stories from Rope Burns)
 1965 A Place Called Glory (novel - as Jerold Hayden Boyd) / (screenplay - as Jerold Hayden Boyd)
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"Rope Burns: Stories From the Corner", a collection of short stories and a novella about boxing, based on his experience as a "cut man" patching up boxers. The Clint Eastwood film Million Dollar Baby (2004) credits Toole's story "Million $$$ Baby." See more »

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Jerold Hayden Boyd
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Father, with 'Jean Allison, of daughter Erin. See more »

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Jerry

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Leo

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