Barney Ross

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Birthday
23, 1909
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 17, 1967 (57)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1909
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Jan 17, 1967 (57)

About

Jewish boxer and inveterate gambler who became a hero in the battle of Guadalcanal in WWII.

Before Fame

He was born Dov-Ber Rasofsky, and took his ring name to keep his profession hidden from his mom.

Trivia

He saved his squad members from being killed in an ambush in WWII, which earned him the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and a Presidential Citation.

Family Life

His relative Yuri Rasovsky was an award-winning radio program producer.

Associated With

He testified at the trial of Jack Ruby, the killer of Lee Harvey Oswald.