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Emile Griffith (1938–2013)

Emile Griffith was born on February 3, 1938 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands as Emile Alphonse Griffith. He is known for his work on Super Fight II (1974), Fight of the Week (1960) and Out in Manhattan (2008). He was married to Sadie Griffith. He died on July 23, 2013 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Fight of the Week Self / Self - Guest


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 2005 Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Documentary) (source: archive photographs)
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 2013 HBO Boxing (TV Series documentary) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 July 2013 (2013) ... (in memory of)
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 2012 A Fighting Chance (Documentary)
 2008 Out in Manhattan (Documentary)
 2005 Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Documentary)
 2004 The Fight (TV Mini Series documentary)
Self - World Welterweight Champion
- The Closest Thing to Dying (2004) ... Self - World Welterweight Champion
 1976 Dix de der (TV Series)
- Episode dated 7 February 1976 (1976) ... Self
 1974 Super Fight II
 1970 Dick Tiger vs. Emile Griffith (TV Special)
 1966 The Clay Cole Show (TV Series)
- Episode #6.49 (1966) ... Self
 1961-1962 Fight of the Week (TV Series)
Self - Guest / Self
- Episode dated 22 December 1962 (1962) ... Self - Guest
- Episode dated 21 October 1961 (1961) ... Self - Guest
- Episode dated 1 April 1961 (1961) ... Self
 1962 David Brinkley's Journal (TV Series)
- Episode #1.29 (1962) ... Self
 1961 I've Got a Secret (TV Series)
Self - Welterweight Boxing Champion
- Episode dated 12 April 1961 (1961) ... Self - Welterweight Boxing Champion
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 2011 ESPN Friday Night Fights (TV Series)
- Episode dated 1 April 2011 (2011) ... Self
 2007 Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Terminal Bar (Documentary short)

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »


Sadie Griffith  (divorced)

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

After Paret, I never wanted to hurt a guy again... I was so scared to hit someone, I was always holding back. See more »


Griffith defeated Benny Paret, called "Kid", for the world welterweight championship on 1 April 1961. He lost the September 30 rematch by a split decision. They fought again on 24 March 1962. Griffith won by TKO when referee Ruby Goldstein stopped the fight in the 12th round. Paret collapsed in his corner of the ring and lapsed into a coma. He died 10 days later on 3 April 1962. See more »

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