Canadian former wrestler who became a multiple-time World Wrestling Federation Champion and was the first-ever Intercontinental Champion. He later became a creative consultant for the WWF and was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame in 1996.
He debuted as the effeminate character "Pretty Boy" Pat Patterson in Montreal in 1958.
His Alley Fight against Sgt. Slaughter was named Match of the Year by Wrestling Observer Newsletter in 1981.
He publicly came out as gay in the early 70's. His longtime partner Louis Dondero died of a heart attack following a 40-year relationship.
He won the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Pedro Morales.