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Joe Kirkwood Jr. (1920–2006)

Best remembered as strapping comic strip boxer Joe Palooka on screen in the late 1940s and early 1950s, fair-haired, amiable-looking, exceedingly athletic Joe Kirkwood, Jr. may have been the son of renowned professional golfer and trick artist Joe Kirkwood, but he was actually born Reginald Thomas Kirkwood on May 30, 1920 in Melbourne, Australia, ... See full bio »

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 1954 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series) (associate producer - 4 episodes)
- A Turkey for Terry (1954) ... (associate producer - as Joe Kirkwood)
- The Last Fight (1954) ... (associate producer)
- The Big Blow-Off (1954) ... (associate producer)
- Two Rings for Eddie ... (associate producer - as Joe Kirkwood)
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 1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #11.22 (1958) ... Himself (as Joe Kirkwood)
 1949 Erskine Johnson's Hollywood Reel (TV Series)
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 1948 All American Swing Stars (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Joe Kirkwood

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Movies were fun and golf still is. -- JK, in a 1980s interview See more »

Trivia:

Once faced a paternity suit leveled at him in July 1949 by a Massachusetts woman. She won and Joe had to pay $4000 in support. His then-girlfriend, actress Cathy Downs stuck by him during the trial. They married on October 8 of that year. See more »

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