Tony Galento (1910–1979)

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"Two Ton" Tony Galento, a stogie-smoking pugilist and bar-owner who claimed he trained on beer, hamburgers, and spaghetti, was one of the most colorful characters to ever contend for the heavyweight title. Born Dominic Anthony Galento on March 12, 1910 in Orange, New Jersey, he earned his nickname after driving his ice truck to an arena, arriving ... See full bio »

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 1956 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Little Pete
- The Recruiting Sergeant (1956) ... Little Pete
 1955 Guys and Dolls
Spectator at Hot Box Club (uncredited)
 1954 On the Waterfront
Truck
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 1976 The Way It Was (TV Series)
Self
 1959 The Mike Wallace Interview (TV Series)
Self - Actor
- Episode #2.51 (1959) ... Self - Actor
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 2009 The Glory Days of Wrestling (Video)
Self
 2008 Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 2000 Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 1984 Joe Louis: For All Time (Documentary)
Self
 1970 Sugar Ray Robinson: Pound for Pound (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 1954 They Were Champions (Documentary short)
Self

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tony 'Twoton' Galento

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Scored 13 first-round knockout victories in his career. See more »

Trademark:

A very dirty fighter, who would gouge, headbutt and elbow his opponents

Nickname:

The Jersey Night Stick See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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