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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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 1958 Damn Citizen
Reporter
 1937 Big City
 1928 No Picnic (Short)
Smitty's Pal
 1927 A Dozen Socks (Short)
Jack Dempsey
 1924 K.O. for Cupid (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 The Health Farm Wallop (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 The Town Hall To-Night (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 The Title Holder (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 Bring Him In (Short)
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 1924 All's Swell on the Ocean (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 So This Is Paris (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 West of the Water Bucket (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 A Society Knockout (Short)
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 1924 Fight and Win
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 1924 Winning His Way (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1920 Daredevil Jack
Jack Derry
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Personal Details

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 | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

1927 rematch against Gene Tunney known as "the long count." Dempsey knocked Tunney down for 14 to 18 seconds in the 7th round, but the referee did not start his count immediately, so Tunney got the extra time, then got up at 9 and went on to win the fight. See more »

Nickname:

Tiger See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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