Wrestling icon from the 1950s to '90s who was one of the first African-Americans to find success in the industry.
He worked in a steel mill before making his wrestling debut in 1951.
He was an 8-time World Wide Wresting Federation U.S. Champion and was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1994.
He fathered six children.
It's been said that he was to wrestling what Jackie Robinson was to baseball.