Max Schmeling Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: September 28, 1905 in Klein Luckow, Brandenburg, Germany
Died: February 2, 2005 in Hollenstedt, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Max Schmeling (1905-2005) became World Heavyweight Champion in 1930, when he defeated Jack Sharkey for the title vacated by Gene Tunney in 1928. In 1932, Sharkey won the title in a 15-round decision over Schmeling. At Yankee Stadium in 1936, Schmeling scored a twelfth round knockout of the previously undefeated Joe Louis. In a closely followed rematch at Yankee Stadium in 1938, Louis knocked out Schmeling in the first round. Despite Nazi efforts to promote him as a symbol of Aryan supremacy, Schmeling refused Hitler's personal request to join the Nazi party and secretly protected German Jews at great risk to himself. A Coca Cola executive after World War II, Schmeling became a close friend of Joe Louis and served as a pallbearer at Louis' funeral (1981).
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2007 Hitlers nützliche Idole (Other), 1999 Television Under the Swastika (Other), 1950 Wonderful Times (Other), 2005 The Super Fight: Marciano vs. Ali (in person), 1983 The Moviemakers (in person), 1965 Max Schmeling vs. Young Stribling (in person), 1957 Zwei auf einem Pferd (in person), 1936 Great International Heavyweight Boxing Contest Between Joe Louis (in person), 1932 Max Schmeling vs. Mickey Walker (in person), 2010-2011 HBO Boxing After Dark (Other), 2005 Costas Now (Other), 2000 Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (Other), 1999 The Sweet Science (Other), 1976 ABC's Wide World of Sports (Other), 1975 Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Other), 1953 The Joe Louis Story (Other), 1963 Der Sport-Spiegel (in person), 1957 The Affairs of Julie (in person), 1971 Glückspilze (Performer), 1953 Keine Angst vor großen Tieren (in person), 1930 Love in the Ring (Performer), 1938 The Stars Shine (in person), 1975 Dalli Dalli (Performer), 1961 World's Heavyweight Championship Fight: Floyd Patterson vs. (in person), 1993 The Great Depression (Other), 1970 A.k.a. Cassius Clay (Other), 1959 Project XX (Other), 1953/II Roar of the Crowd (Other), 1942 Das große Spiel (Performer), 1950 Days of Our Years (in person), 1983 Heut' abend (in person), 1966 Stars in der Manege (in person), 2010 On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You (Other), 2008 Tyson (Other), 2003-2004 Unsere Besten (Other), 1942 Prelude to War (Other), 2005 The Goebbels Experiment (Other), 1974 Peter Alexander präsentiert Spezialitäten (Performer), 1935 Knockout - Ein junges Mädchen, ein junger Mann (Performer), 1971 V.I.P.-Schaukel (in person), 1970 The Super Fight (in person), 1933 Max Baer vs. Max Schmeling (in person), 2008 Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (Other), 2005 Die Johannes B. Kerner Show (Other), 2004 The American Experience (Other), 2003 Legenden (Other)

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