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Archie Moore

Archie MooreAKA Archibald Lee Wright

Born: 13-Dec-1913 [1]
Birthplace: Benoit, MS
Died: 9-Dec-1998
Location of death: San Diego, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated, Cypress View Mausoleum and Crematory, San Diego, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Boxing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Old Mongoose

World Light Heavyweight Champion, 1952-62.

[1] Gerald Eskenazi, "Archie Moore, 84, Master of the Ring, Dies", The New York Times, 10 December 1998: "He claimed to have been born on Dec. 13, 1916, in Collinsville, Ill., but his mother, and at least one boxing record book, fixed his birthdate as Dec. 13, 1913, in Benoit, Miss., a date his family confirms." When confronted with the discrepancy, he quipped: "I have given this a lot of thought, and have decided that I must have been 3 when I was born."

Wife: Elizabeth A. Thorton
Wife: Joan Hardy (wife #4, model, m. 21-Aug-1956, three sons, two daughters)
Son: Hardy
Son: D'Angelo
Son: Anthony
Daughter: Rena
Daughter: Joan

    International Boxing Hall of Fame 1990
    Heart Bypass Operation triple (1994)

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