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Gene Tunney (1897–1978)


Gene Tunney's parents were Mary Jean (aka Rose) Lydon and John Tunney. Both of his parents were born in Mayo, Ireland, near Kiltimagh, and moved to New York City. He won the heavyweight boxing championship from Jack Dempsey in 1926 and successfully defended his title against Dempsey in 1927. In 1928, he successfully defended his title against Tom ... See full bio »

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 1926 The Fighting Marine
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Appeared in Gene Tunney vs Georges Carpentier Boxing Film See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Was a world heavy weight champion when he retired from the ring. He had only one defeat during his pro-career. See more »

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Tamer of the Tiger. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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