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Marcel Cerdan (1916–1949)

Marcel Cerdan was born on July 22, 1916 in Sidi-bel-Abbès, Oran, France [now Algeria]. He was an actor, known for Fame and the Devil (1951) and L'homme aux mains d'argile (1949). He died on October 27, 1949 in São Miguel, Açores, Portugal. See full bio »

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 1951 Fame and the Devil
Maurice Cardan
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 2011 An Intimate History (TV Movie documentary)
Himself, French boxing champion
 1999 The Sweet Science (TV Series documentary)
 1993 L'oeil de Vichy (Documentary)
 1976 Singing During the Occupation (Documentary)

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Won the World Middleweight title in 1948 by knocking out Tony Zale in the 12th round. Cerdan went on to lose the title in his first defense to Jake Lamotta who stopped him in 10 rounds. Cerdan's death prevented a rematch. His ring record was 111-4 with 65 KOs. Arguably the best winning percentage for any champion boxer with over 100 bouts. See more »


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