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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 »


Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Began his boxing career as Kid Blackie and fought in mining and lumberjack camps, bars, saloons, and hobo camps. See more »

Nickname:

Tiger See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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