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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 November 1936Combalee, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameMills Bee Lane III
Nicknames Maximum Mills
The Kindly Old Judge
America's Judge

Mini Bio (1)

Mills Lane was born on November 12, 1936 in Combalee, South Carolina, USA as Mills Bee Lane III. He is an actor, known for Judge Mills Lane (1998), Tyson (1995) and Celebrity Deathmatch (2003). He has been married to Kaye Pierce since March 29, 1980. They have two children. He was previously married to Judy Rumbaugh.

Spouse (2)

Kaye Pierce (29 March 1980 - present) (2 children)
Judy Rumbaugh (? - ?) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (15)

Ex-Marine
2 time NCAA Welterweight Boxing Champion. Amateur record 60-4. Narrowly missed 1960 Olympic Team.
Grandfather founded the largest bank in Georgia.
Refereed over 101 Championship Boxing matches. DQed Mike Tyson for biting off part of Evander Holyfelds ear.
Graduated Utah College of Law in 1970. Former Washoe County prosecutor. Elected Washoe County Deputy Sheriff in 1979. Elected District Attorney on 1982. Elected District Judge in 1990.
Now retired and living in New York City.
As a boxer, Lane's nose was broken numerous times. Today, he can push his nose all the way into his face without pain, since all the cartilage has been surgically removed from it; the nose always springs back to its normal position. Several fans still beg him to do this trick for them.
As a referee, the last fight of his career was the infamous Tyson/Holyfield rematch. Lane's shirt was splattered with Holyfield's blood, as a result of the biting incident; soon afterward, Lane auctioned away his bloodstained shirt for many times its original cost.
Has published an autobiography, "Let's Get It On!"
Has five children.
Is a senior partner in the law firm of Lane, Fahrendorf, Viloria & Oliphant LLP in Reno, Nevada.
Has two sons with Kaye: Terry (b. 1982) and Tommy (b. 1986).
[March 2002] Suffered a stroke while alone in his home in Reno, Nevada. It damaged the part of his brain that controls his speech and the right side of his body. Today, Lane can barely talk and he walks with a limp. It's a hard road for a man once known for his athleticism, quick wit and distinctive high-pitched twang.
Practicing law in Reno, Nevada. [September 2001]
Succeeded Ron Cey as TV spokesman for "Legal Rights Defenders: 1-800-THE LAW-2." [November 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

I'm not final because I'm right. I'm right because I'm final.
I'm bald, and I'm short...not only in stature, but also in patience with those unwilling to give their best effort. And I'm not talking just about boxing. Life's nothing but one continuous battle from start to finish.

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