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James J. Corbett (I) (1866–1933)


Considered the originator of modern boxing, Corbett became world heavyweight champ in one of the biggest upsets ever when he embarrassed the 30 pound heavier legend John L. Sullivan (1892). The handsome San Francisco bank clerk immediately had a play written for him ("Gentleman Jack"), and crossed the U.S. performing it. "Gentleman Jim" was also ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Burglar and the Lady Danvers / Raffles
(1914)
(1913)
Gentleman Jim Writer
(1942)
The Other Girl Frank Sheldon, 'Kid Garvey'
(1916)

Filmography

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 1930 At the Round Table (Short)
 1929 Happy Days
Interlocutor - Minstrel Show
 1922 The Beauty Shop
Panatella
 1920 The Prince of Avenue A
Barry O'Connor
 1919 The Midnight Man
Bob Gilmore aka Jim Stevens aka The Midnight Man
 1916 The Other Girl
Frank Sheldon, 'Kid Garvey'
 1914 The Burglar and the Lady
Danvers / Raffles
 1913 The Man from the Golden West
Gentleman Jim
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Heavyweight boxing champion, stage, and vaudeville actor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 11 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

Generally considered the first scientific fighter because he used his speed and knowledge of his opponent's strengths and weaknesses to develop a strategy for a fight rather than brawn and volume of punches. See more »

Nickname:

Gentleman Jim

Star Sign:

Virgo

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