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Arthur "Sailor Art" Thomas
Birth: Jan. 30, 1924
Death: Mar. 20, 2003

Professional Wrestler. Born in Gurdon, Arkansas, he was a pioneer African-American bodybuilder and professional wrestler. After Merchant Marine service, he started to tour the USA with other bodybuilders and was dubbed "Sailor" Thomas. He debuted as a pro wrestler in 1943 and for the next four decades, he was one of only a few African-American pro wrestling stars. In his career, he was NWA International Tag Team Championship three times, NWA Heavyweight Texas Championship two times and the WWA World Heavyweight Champion once. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Hilda Duell
Record added: Jan 02, 2004
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