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Jack Dempsey (I) (1895–1983)

Jack Dempsey's life story could have been a Hollywood script. Born to a dirt-poor farming family, young Dempsey took up boxing with his older brother. Turning professional under the name Kid Blackie, Dempsey fought in saloons, coal-mining towns, back allies, lumberjack camps, and numerous hick and tank towns around the United States. Pocessing ... See full bio »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 21 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


6' 0¾" (1.85 m)

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Kill the other guy before he kills you. See more »


Managed early in his career by Billy Madden. See more »


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