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James J. Corbett (I) (1866–1933)


Considered the originator of modern boxing, Corbett became world heavyweight champ in one of the biggest upsets ever when he embarrassed the 30 pound heavier legend John L. Sullivan (1892). The handsome San Francisco bank clerk immediately had a play written for him ("Gentleman Jack"), and crossed the U.S. performing it. "Gentleman Jim" was also ... See full bio »

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Known For

James J. Corbett & Neil O'Brien
James J. Corbett & Neil O'Brien Himself - Prizefighter
(1929)
The Prince of Avenue A
The Prince of Avenue A Barry O'Connor
(1920)
The Burglar and the Lady
The Burglar and the Lady Danvers / Raffles
(1914)

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 1930 At the Round Table (Short)
 1929 Happy Days
Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
 1922 The Beauty Shop
Panatella
 1920 The Prince of Avenue A
Barry O'Connor
 1919 The Midnight Man
Bob Gilmore
 1916 The Other Girl
Frank Sheldon, 'Kid Garvey'
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Heavyweight boxing champion, stage, and vaudeville actor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 11 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

World heavyweight boxing champion, 1892-1897. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1990. See more »

Nickname:

Gentleman Jim

Star Sign:

Virgo

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