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 Abe “The Hebrew Hercules” Coleman

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Abe “The Hebrew Hercules” Coleman

  • Birth 20 Sep 1905 Poland
  • Death 28 Mar 2007 Queens, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 18941415

Professional Wrestler. Born as Abba Kelmer, in Zychlin, Poland. His debut in the squared circle was 1928. The 5'3", 220 lb strong man soon became known as "The Hebrew Hercules", the "Jewish Tarzan" and sometimes as the "Kangaroo Kid". He was most noted for developing the dropkick, a wrestling manuever which is commonly used in the profession today and the famous body slam of 465 lb Man Mountain Dean in which both wrestlers broke through the mat into the auditorium floor. He retired from wrestling in 1958 after 30 years.


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  • Created by: J. D. McConnell
  • Added: 15 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18941415
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abe “The Hebrew Hercules” Coleman (20 Sep 1905–28 Mar 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18941415, citing Wellwood Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by J. D. McConnell (contributor 46797545) .