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Roger Donoghue (1930–2006)

Roger Donoghue, the son of an Irish immigrant, was a professional middleweight boxer who won twenty-five out of twenty-seven professional bouts; on August 29, 1951, he fought George Flores at the old Madison Square Garden in New York City. Donoghue knocked Flores out forty-six seconds into the eighth round, but Flores died four days later and ... See full bio »

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Beyond the Law
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 1968 Beyond the Law
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 1954 On the Waterfront (boxing coach - uncredited)

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Director Elia Kazan hired Donoghue at $75 a day to coach Brando. The training included road work through Central Park and sessions in the ring at Stillman's Gym. Director Nicholas Ray, who became a friend of Donoghue's, planned a film on the boxer's life that was to star James Dean. But Dean's death in a car crash ended the project. Donoghue was also a friend of Norman Mailer, who credited the ... See more »


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