Man Mountain Dean (1891–1953)

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Famed wrestler Man Mountain Dean was born Frank Simmons Leavitt in New York City in 1891. Oversize almost from birth, he was able to lie about his age--and get away with it--to join the army at 14 years of age. He was posted to the US-Mexcian border, where he served in the unit commanded by Gen. John J. Pershing, and was later transferred to ... See full bio »


(age 61) in Norcross, Georgia, USA

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We're in the Money Wrestler Man Mountain Dean
Reckless Man Mountain Dean - Wrestler
The Gladiator Man Mountain Dean


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 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Strongman (uncredited)
 1938 The Gladiator
Man Mountain Dean
 1937 Big City
Man Mountain Dean
 1937 Three Legionnaires
 1935 Cappy Ricks Returns
One of Bill's Men (uncredited)
 1935 We're in the Money
Wrestler Man Mountain Dean
 1935 Reckless
Man Mountain Dean - Wrestler (as Man-Mountain Dean)
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 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII. (stunt double: Charles Laughton - uncredited)

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Early in his professional wrestling career, he adopted the hillbilly persona and the moniker "Hell's Kitchen Bill-Bill." The persona and name were suggested by the famed writer Damon Runyon. See more »

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