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James J. Jeffries (1875–1953)

James J. Jeffries was the heavyweight champion of the world from 1899 to 1905 but he is best known to history for coming out of retirement to take on Jack Johnson, the first African American heavyweight champion in history, in what was called "The Fight of the Century". That fight ensured Jeffries' place in American history as Johnson is a ... See full bio »

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 1941 Mr. Celebrity
James J. Jeffries
 1940 Barnyard Follies
Radio Announcer (as Jim Jeffries)
 1937 Big City
 1934 Jealousy
James J. Jeffries, Referee (uncredited)
 1932 They Never Come Back
First Referee
 1932 The Midnight Patrol (as Jim Jeffries)
 1931 The Champion (Short)
The Referee
 1930 Rain or Shine
Extra (uncredited)
 1924 Kid Speed (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Jim Jefferies | J.J. Jeffries | Jack Jeffries | Jim Jeffries


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