No photo available. Represent Emile Griffith? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 361,964 this week

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 »

Star Siblings: Famous Brothers and Sisters

Keep it in the family with a look at some of our favorite Hollywood siblings.

See the entire gallery

Most Anticipated Movies Coming in 2022

Get your Watchlists ready and start planning your new year, because we're running down the new movies IMDb users can't wait to watch in 2022.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Emile Griffith's work have you seen?

Photos

1 photo »

Known For

(1974)
Fight of the Week Self / Self - Guest
(1961-1962)
(2008)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
 2005 Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Documentary) (source: archive photographs)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
 2013 HBO Boxing (TV Series documentary) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 July 2013 (2013) ... (in memory of)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (12 credits)
 2012 A Fighting Chance (Documentary)
Self
 2008 Out in Manhattan (Documentary)
Self
 2005 Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (Documentary)
Self
 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)
Self
- Episode dated 7 February 1976 (1976) ... Self
 1974 Super Fight II
Self
 1970 Dick Tiger vs. Emile Griffith (TV Special)
Self
 1966 The Clay Cole Show (TV Series)
Self
- 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)
Self
- 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
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
 2011 ESPN Friday Night Fights (TV Series)
Self
- Episode dated 1 April 2011 (2011) ... Self
 2007 Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story (TV Movie documentary)
Self
 2003 Terminal Bar (Documentary short)
Self
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

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

Spouse:

Sadie Griffith  (divorced)
Edit

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 »

Trivia:

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 »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed