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Freddie Steele (Federick Earl Burgett)

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Biography

Tacoma, Washington, USA
Former World Middleweight Boxing Champion Freddie Steele was born Frederick Earl Burgett in Seattle, Washington on December 18, 1912. His childhood idol was local fighter and world champion Todd Morgan. Young Freddie decided to follow in Morgan's foot-steps and launched a professional boxing career in 1926 at age 14. After more than 100 fights, Steele captured the World Middleweight Championship (National Boxing Association version) from champion William "Gorilla" Jones on January 1, 1937. A series of auto accidents and a severe kidney problem started Steele on the downward path. Read more...

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Character: South American Sailor

Hollywood Canteen 1944

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Character: Sergeant Warnicki

Story of G.I. Joe 1945

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Character: Tiger Rose

I Walk Alone 1948

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