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Jess Willard (I) (1881–1968)

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Boxer Jess Willard went down in history for three things: being the tallest world's heavyweight champion in history until Primo Carnera wrested that title from him; losing his championship belt to ... read full biography
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Dec 29, 1881 (died Dec 15, 1968) | 6' 6½" (1.99m)
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18 titles
Released Film and Video (3 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
(US & Canada)
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(Worldwide)
The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)
Jess Willard - Ex-Heavyweight Champion (uncredited) Jess Willard - Ex-Heavyweight Champion (uncredited)   See fewer
$682K
The Challenge of Chance (1919)
Joe Bates Joe Bates   See fewer
The Heart Punch (1915)
(Short) - Jess Willard Jess Willard   See fewer
Self (6 titles)
Animated Weekly, No. 13 (1916)
(Short) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Animated Weekly, No. 9 (1916)
(Short) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Willard-Moran Fight (1916)
(Short) - Himself Himself   See fewer
Archive Footage (9 titles)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (2000)
(TV Movie) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
The Sweet Science (1999)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1999) Himself (1 episode, 1999)   See fewer
Shadowboxing: The Journey of the African-American Fighter (1999) Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Knockout (1977)
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
ABC's Wide World of Sports (1976)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1976) Himself (1 episode, 1976)   See fewer
Episode dated 14 February 1976 (Feb 14, 1976) Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Jack Johnson (1970)
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
Legendary Champions (1968)
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
They Were Champions (1954)
(Short) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
The Great American Broadcast (1941)
Himself - Prizefighter (archive footage) (uncredited) Himself - Prizefighter (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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