Jack Dempsey (I) (1895–1983)


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Jack Dempsey's life story could have been a Hollywood script. Born to a dirt-poor farming family, young Dempsey took up boxing with his older brother. Turning professional under the name Kid Blackie, Dempsey fought in saloons, coal-mining towns, back allies, lumberjack camps, and numerous hick and tank towns around the United States. Pocessing ... See full bio »

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Sweet Surrender Jack Dempsey, Restaurant Owner
(1935)
Off Limits Jack Dempsey
(1952)
Fight and Win Tiger Jack O'Day
(1924)
Manhattan Madness Steve O'Dare
(1925)

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 1952 Off Limits
Jack Dempsey
 1937 Big City
Jack Dempsey
 1935 Sweet Surrender
Jack Dempsey, Restaurant Owner
 1935 Stars Over Broadway
Jack Dempsey (uncredited)
 1933 Mr. Broadway
Jack Dempsey
 1933 World's Champ (Short)
The World's Champ
 1928 No Picnic (Short)
Smitty's Pal
 1927 A Dozen Socks (Short)
Jack Dempsey
 1925 Manhattan Madness
Steve O'Dare
 1924 K.O. for Cupid (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 The Health Farm Wallop (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 The Town Hall To-Night (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 The Title Holder (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 Bring Him In (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 All's Swell on the Ocean (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 So This Is Paris (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 West of the Water Bucket (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 A Society Knockout (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 Fight and Win
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1924 Winning His Way (Short)
Tiger Jack O'Day
 1920 Daredevil Jack
Jack Derry
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Big Fight. Drama. Drama. Written by Milton Herbert Gropper and Max Marcin. Directed by David Belasco. Majestic Theatre: 18 Sep 1928- Oct 1928 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Cast: Jack Dempsey (as "Jack Dillon"), Alan Allyn, Edna Bennett, Joe Bernstein, Frank Callahan, Henry Clark, George Cole, Gordon Conover, Carl ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 21 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Height:

6' 0¾" (1.85 m)
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[on Rudolph Valentino] He was the most virile and masculine of men. The women were like flies to a honey pot. He could never shake them off when he went out. What a lovely, lucky guy! See more »

Trivia:

Began his boxing career as Kid Blackie and fought in mining and lumberjack camps, bars, saloons, and hobo camps. See more »

Nickname:

The Manassa Mauler See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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