Gene Tunney

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Birthday
25, 1897
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 7, 1978 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1897
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 7, 1978 (81)

About

Heavyweight boxer who defeated Jack Dempsey twice, in 1926 and in 1927, and retired undefeated in heavyweight competition.

Before Fame

He spent time as a lumberjack in Canada.

Trivia

He starred in the 1926 movie 'The Fighting Marine,' but the footage was lost.

Family Life

He had four children with Mary Josephine Lauder, whom he married in October 1928.

Associated With

His rematch with Jack Dempsey became known for its infamous "Long Count."