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Emile Griffith (1938–2013)

Emile Griffith was born on February 3, 1938 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands as Emile Alphonse Griffith. He is known for his work on Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005), Out in Manhattan (2008) and Dick Tiger vs. Emile Griffith (1970). He was married to Sadie Griffith. He died on July 23, 2013 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2005 Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Documentary) (source: archive photographs)
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 2012 A Fighting Chance (Documentary)
 2008 Out in Manhattan (Documentary)
 2005 Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Documentary)
 2004 The Fight (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself - World Welterweight Champion
- The Closest Thing to Dying (2004) ... Himself - World Welterweight Champion
 1961-1962 Fight of the Week (TV Series)
Himself - Guest / Himself
- Episode dated 22 December 1962 (1962) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 21 October 1961 (1961) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 30 September 1961 (1961) ... Himself
- Episode dated 1 April 1961 (1961) ... Himself
 1962 David Brinkley's Journal (TV Series)
- Episode #1.29 (1962) ... Himself
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 2011 ESPN Friday Night Fights (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 April 2011 (2011) ... Himself
 2007 Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Terminal Bar (Documentary short)

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

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I kill a man and most people understand and forgive me. However, I love a man, and to so many people this is an unforgivable sin; this makes me an evil person. See more »


In 1992, Griffith was severely beaten by five teenage thugs after leaving a gay bar near Port Authority Bus Terminal, in the Times Square area (Manhattan, New York City). Heavily injured, he somehow got off the pavement, took the subway to Queens where his cries and moans awakened Luis Rodrigo Griffith, his lover and "adopted son," asleep in their basement enclave. He was taken to Elmhurst ... See more »

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