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Frank Simmons Leavitt
Birth: Jun. 30, 1889
Death: May 29, 1953

Professional Wrestler. Born in New York City, he was a heavy weight wrestler known as "Mountain Man Dean" who appeared in 6,783 wrestling matches from (1902-37). While serving in the US Army, he began his wrestling career and after World War I, embarked on a career in athletics. In addition to his previous bouts in the military, he was soon a popular showman on the pro circuit and even toured Europe, commanding fees upwards of $1,500 for each match. He even was cast in various roles in twelve feature films such as "The Private Life of Henry VIII" (1933), "The Garden of Allah" (1936) and "The Gladiator" (1938). In 1937, he retired from the ring but with the advent of World War II, he re-joined the US Army and despite his age, obtained the rank of First Sergeant of the Military Intelligence Training Center at Camp Ritchie, Maryland. He died at age 63 in Norcross, Georgia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section J Grave 9672-d
GPS (lat/lon): 33.57054, -84.32635
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9820
Frank Simmons Leavitt
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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