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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 »

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(age 66) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Prizefighter
- A Thief Is a Thief (1968) ... Prizefighter
 1955 The Square Jungle
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 1949 The Fight Never Ends
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 1947 Johnny at the Fair (Short)
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 1943 This Is the Army
Joe Louis (as Sgt. Joe Louis)
 1938 Spirit of Youth
Joe Thomas
 1936 Joe Louis vs. Charlie Retzlaff (Short)
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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)
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I don't like money actually, but it quiets my nerves. See more »

Trivia:

His reign as heavyweight champion (12 years) is a boxing record that stands in all weight divisions. He fought so many bad opponents that they were dubbed the "Bum of the Month" tour. See more »

Nickname:

The Brown Bomber See more »

Star Sign:

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