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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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The Prizefighter and the Lady
The Prizefighter and the Lady Jack Dempsey - Promoter
(1933)
Daredevil Jack
Daredevil Jack Jack Derry
(1920)

Filmography

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 1957 Damn Citizen
Reporter
 1937 Big City
Jack Dempsey
 1935 Stars Over Broadway
Jack Dempsey (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Jack Dempsey - Promoter
 1933 World's Champ (Short)
The World's Champ
 1928 No Picnic (Short)
Smitty's Pal
 1927 A Dozen Socks (Short)
Jack Dempsey
 1920 Daredevil Jack
Jack Derry
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Big Fight. Drama. Drama. Written by Milton Herbert Gropper and Max Marcin. Directed by David Belasco. Majestic Theatre: 18 Sep 1928- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Cast: Jack Dempsey (as "Jack Dillon"), Alan Allyn, Edna Bennett, Joe Bernstein, Frank Callahan, Henry Clark, George Cole, Gordon Conover, Carl ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Rudolph Valentino] He was the most virile and masculine of men. The women were like flies to a honey pot. He could never shake them off when he went out. What a lovely, lucky guy! See more »

Trivia:

Retired in 1927 but made a comeback in 1932 fighting over 100 exhibitions, sometimes knocking out 5 opponents in one night. See more »

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Cancer

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