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Willie Mosconi

  • Birth 27 Jun 1913 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 16 Sep 1993 Haddon Heights, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Core G, Tier B, Crypt 49.
  • Memorial ID 20709

Billiards Player. 15-time world champion of pocket billiards from 1941-1957. He is considered by most to be one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Between the years of 1941 and 1956, he won the United States states pool championship eighteen times. He pioneered and regularly employed numerous trickshots, set innumerable records, and helped to popularize the game of billiards as a national recreation activity. He won the world title 15 times between the years 1940-1957. He once ran 526 balls in a row in an exhibition of straight pool, a record that may never be beaten. He never missed; he quit after making the 526th ball. He was the technical consultant for the movie "The Hustler" starring Jackie Gleason and Paul Newman, in which had a cameo role as a "stakes holder." Though a stroke sidelined him in 1957, he soon returned to tournament play and continued to serve as a consultant to the Brunswick Corp. He was inducted into the Billiard Congress Hall of Fame in 1968.

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  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20709
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Mosconi (27 Jun 1913–16 Sep 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20709, citing New Saint Marys Cemetery, Bellmawr, Camden County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .