STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 50,621 this week

Joe Louis (I) (1914–1981)


Joe Louis is considered by many fistic experts and fans as the greatest Heavyweight Boxing Champion in the sport's history. Born into a poor family, Joe Louis's mother felt the only way her son could escape poverty was through music. She bought him a violin and sent him off daily to lessons. On his way there, young Joe would pass by a boxing gym. ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 66) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and TV shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide.

Enter if you dare

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 13 people
created 10 Oct 2011
 
a list of 49 people
created 26 Dec 2012
 
a list of 104 people
created 16 Apr 2013
 
a list of 5863 people
created 10 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Joe Louis's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (10 credits)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Prizefighter
- A Thief Is a Thief (1968) ... Prizefighter
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Body and Soul (1959)
 1955 The Square Jungle
Joe Louis
 1949 The Fight Never Ends
Joe Louis
 1947 Johnny at the Fair (Short)
Joe Louis
 1943 This Is the Army
Joe Louis (as Sgt. Joe Louis)
 1938 Spirit of Youth
Joe Thomas
 1936 Joe Louis vs. Charlie Retzlaff (Short)
Boxer (as Joe Louis Detroit's Brown Bomber)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
Show Show Self (63 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (39 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Joe Louis Detroit's Brown Bomber | Sgt. Joe Louis

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on America's involvement in World War II] We will win because God is on our side. See more »

Trivia:

Americans tend to pronounce Louis's second name - "Lewis" - whereas Europeans tend to pronounce it "Loo-e." Curiously enough, Louis Armstrong is universally referred to as "Loo-e" Armstrong even though, in one of the lines in the lyrics to Armstrong's classic, "Hello Dolly," one can clearly hear Armstrong sing, "Hello Dolly, this is "Lewis" Dolly...". See more »

Nickname:

The Brown Bomber See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Most underrated and underreported athlete of the 20th century teachersredapple
Only two threads so far??!! DangersMyMiddleName
the man phari-1
Win-Loss Record tarmikosPnB
Remembering Joe Louis junetenbrown
Discuss Joe Louis on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page