Rubin Carter

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Birthday
6, 1937
Birthplace
Clifton, NJ
Death Date
Apr 20, 2014 (76)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1937
Birthplace
Clifton, NJ
Death Date
Apr 20, 2014 (76)

About

Boxer known as the Hurricane who was wrongfully convicted for murders he didn't commit. He compiled a career record of 27-12-1 before serving nearly 20 years in prison.

Before Fame

He escaped juvenile detention by joining the Army at the age of seventeen.

Trivia

Folk musician Bob Dylan wrote a famous protest song about his trials and sufferings called Hurricane.

Family Life

He was the fourth of seven children, but became estranged from all of his family during his wrongful stint in prison.

Associated With

Denzel Washington played him in The Hurricane, a 1999 film directed by Norman Jewison.