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World Heavyweight Champion, 1919-1926, Jack Dempsey signs a postcard photograph.
Autograph Note signed: "To James B. Arnoff/Lots of Luck from/your friend/Jack Dempsey/1970" on verso. Color, 5½x3½ picture postcard. Illustration by James Montgomery Flagg of the Dempsey-Willard Fight on July 4, 1919. Billed as the "Manassa Mauler" and the "toughest man ever to come out of the West," the 6-foot, 190-pound Dempsey met the 6-foot-6, 250-pound heavyweight champion Jess Willard on July 4, 1919, at Toledo, OH. Dempsey won on a 3rd-round knockout. During the next seven years, Dempsey defended his title only six times but made a lot of money in the process. His fight against Frenchman Georges Carpentier on July 2, 1921 produced boxing's first $1 million gate. He lost his title to Gene Tunney on September 23, 1926 in a ten-round decision after which he retired. Named the greatest fighter of the half-century in a 1950 Associated Press poll, he won 60 professional fights, 49 by knockout; lost 7, 1 by knockout; and fought 7 draws, 5 no-decisions, and 1 no-contest. Slightly worn and stained at corners. Fine condition.

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Born: June 24, 1895 in Manassa, Colorado
Died: May 31, 1983 in New York City, New York

Film Credits
2011 The Real American: Joe McCarthy (Other), 2010 HBO Boxing After Dark (Other), 2008 Tyson (Other), 2004 The American Experience (Other), 2000 Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (Other), 1999 The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling (Other), 1999 The Sweet Science (Other), 1998 Sugar Ray Robinson: The Bright Lights and Dark Shadows of a (Other), 1998 Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (Other), 1997 Sports on the Silver Screen (Other), 1996 The Roaring Twenties (Other), 1996 100 Years of Olympic Glory (Other), 1992 In This Corner... Boxing's Legendary Heavyweights (Other), 1990 Babe Ruth: The Man, the Myth, the Legend (Other), 1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (Other), 1983 Dempsey (Writer), 1983 Dempsey (Other), 1977 Knockout (Other), 1976 ABC's Wide World of Sports (Other), 1971 Fight of the Century (in person), 1970 New York, New York (in person), 1968 Legendary Champions (Other), 1967 The Funniest Man in the World (Other), 1965 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up (Other), 1963 Heavyweight Elimination Contest: Cassius Clay vs. Doug Jones (in person), 1962 Requiem for a Heavyweight (in person), 1960 The Jack Paar Tonight Show (in person), 1959 This Is Your Life (in person), 1958 Damn Citizen (Performer), 1954 The Name's the Same (in person), 1954 The Big Fight: Jack Sharkey vs. Primo Carnera (in person), 1953 Off Limits (Performer), 1951-1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1951-1965 What's My Line (in person), 1951 TV Club (in person), 1951 The Naughty Twenties (Other), 1951 Chesterfield Sound Off Time (in person), 1950 The Golden Twenties (Other), 1949 The Milton Berle Show (in person), 1949 The Big Wheel (Other), 1949 The Big Wheel (in person), 1948 This Is America: Sports' Golden Age (Other), 1941 The Great American Broadcast (Other), 1939 Sports Immortals (Other), 1937 Big City (in person), 1935 Sweet Surrender (Performer), 1935 Stars Over Broadway (in person), 1935 Paramount Headliner: Broadway Highlights No. 1 (in person), 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady (Performer), 1933 Mr. Broadway (in person), 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 (in person), 1930 Young Man of Manhattan (Other), 1928 No Picnic (Performer), 1927 The Official Motion Pictures of the Heavyweight Boxing Contest (in person), 1927 A Dozen Socks (Performer), 1926 Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney (in person), 1925 Ways to Strength and Beauty (Other), 1925 Manhattan Madness (Performer), 1925 Dempsey en México (in person), 1924 Winning His Way (Performer), 1924 West of the Water Bucket (Performer), 1924 The Town Hall To-Night (Performer), 1924 The Title Holder (Performer), 1924 The Health Farm Wallop (Performer), 1924 So This Is Paris (Performer), 1924 Screen Snapshots, Series 5, No. 1 (in person), 1924 K.O. for Cupid (Performer), 1924 Fight and Win (Performer), 1924 Building Winners (in person), 1924 Bring Him In (Performer), 1924 All's Swell on the Ocean (Performer), 1924 A Society Knockout (Performer), 1923 Will He Conquer Dempsey (in person), 1921 Screen Snapshots, Series 2, No. 9-F (in person), 1921 Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 24 (in person), 1920 Daredevil Jack (Performer), 1919 Willard-Dempsey Boxing Contest (in person)

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