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 Coley Wallace

Coley Wallace

Birth
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Death 30 Jan 2005 (aged 77)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section 44, Site 1636
Memorial ID 10406217 · View Source
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Professional Boxer, Actor. He had a six-year career as a professional heavyweight boxer, in which he carried a 20-7-0 record. On March 3, 1948, as an amateur he defeated Rocky Marciano by knocking him out in the New York Golden Gloves Tournament. As an actor, he is best known for portraying Joe Louis in the title roll of the film "The Joe Louis Story," 1953 and again in Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull" in 1980. He also starred in "Carib Gold," 1957 and played a part in "Rooftops" in 1989.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 31 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10406217
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Coley Wallace (5 Apr 1927–30 Jan 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10406217, citing Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .