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Gene Tunney (1897–1978)

Gene Tunney's parents were Mary Jean (aka Rose) Lydon and John Tunney. Both of his parents were born in Mayo, Ireland, near Kiltimagh, and moved to New York City. He won the heavyweight boxing championship from Jack Dempsey in 1926 and successfully defended his title against Dempsey in 1927. In 1928, he successfully defended his title against Tom ... See full bio »

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 1926 The Fighting Marine
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Appeared in Gene Tunney vs James Corbett (Boxing Film exhibition)Magazine advertisements for Everlast Boxing Gloves (1927) See more »

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He had four children with his wife, Mary "Polly" Lauder: son, Gene Lauder Tunney; son, John V. Tunney; son, Jonathan R. Tunney; and daughter, Joan Lauder (born in 1939). See more »


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