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Baron Michele Leone
Birth: Jun. 8, 1909
Pettorano sul Gizio
Provincia di L'Aquila
Abruzzo, Italy
Death: Nov. 26, 1988
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Professional Wrestling Pioneer. Thanks to the invention of television, Baron Leone became one of pro-wrestling's most famous personalities, becoming better known than Gorgeous George. While appearing at a television store in Southern California, Leone attracted over 1000 fans and autographed photos for each. In May of 1952, Leone fought Lou Thesz in Los Angeles and set wrestling history, the event brought in $103,277 at the gate. In 1955 Leone retired from wrestling and later moved to Santa Monica, California. On November 14, 1988, he was struck by a car near his home and died 12 days later from head injuries. (bio by: TLS) 
Woodlawn Cemetery
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mausoleum, Basement
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: TLS
Record added: Jul 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9049499
Baron Michele Leone
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Baron Michele Leone
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Baron Michele Leone
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- Dr. Michael Copper
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I just found out from my Uncle that you dated my Mom a few times. How funny is THAT!
- Kathryn
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