Jack Doyle

Born Aug 31, 1913

Jack Doyle, known as "The Gorgeous Gael" was at one time or another a contender for the British Boxing Championship, a Hollywood actor and an accomplished tenor.

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1913 Birth He was born into a working-class family in Cobh, in County Cork, Ireland in 1913.


1929 16 Years Old At 6 foot 3 Doyle was always good with his fists and in 1929 he joined the forces of the Irish Guards based in Wales. … Read More


1933 20 Years Old In July 1933, at the age of 19 he missed out on the British Heavyweight title to the holder, Welshman, Jack Petersen. … Read More
1934 21 Years Old He travelled to America in 1934 and soon carried on his high living of gambling, ladies and drink. … Read More
1935 22 Years Old While in the States he continued to box, taking on one Buddy Baer in August 1935. … Read More


1978 65 Years Old He died in 1978 at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington and was buried in his native Cobh in the Old Church Cemetery. … Read More
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