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Sonny Liston (1932–1970)

Charles "Sonny" Liston's life and death began and ended in the same manner: as a mystery. Liston, one of 25 children by his father, is reputed to have been born in May 1932, yet prison records show various birth dates, among them 1928. After a rough upbringing, with little formal education, Liston found himself in trouble with the law. He served ... See full bio »

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Known For

Head Extra
Moonfire The Farmer
Harlow First Fighter
Love, American Style Rocky Morgan (segment "Love and the Champ")


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 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Rocky Morgan (segment "Love and the Champ")
- Love and the Champ/Love and the Pen Pals (1970) ... Rocky Morgan (segment "Love and the Champ")
 1970 Moonfire
The Farmer
 1968 Head
 1965/II Harlow
First Fighter
 1963 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Clarence Henry
- I Am the Most Beautiful (1963) ... Clarence Henry (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Appeared (w/Andy Warhol) in a commercial for Braniff Airlines.

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Charles 'Sonny' Liston


6' 1" (1.85 m)


Geraldine Liston  (his death)

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In the films the good guy always wins, but this is one bad guy who ain't gonna lose. See more »


Knocked out #2-rated heavyweight contender Roy Harris (27-1) in one round. See more »


His glaring stare

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