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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 »

Died:

(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
 1959 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- Body and Soul (1959)
 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)
Boxer (as Joe Louis Detroit's Brown Bomber)
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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)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being multi-racial] I'm mostly black and I'm proud of that See more »

Trivia:

One of his grandmothers was a Native American. See more »

Nickname:

The Brown Bomber See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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