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


1929 16 Years Old At six feet three inches, he was good with his fists and in 1929, joined the Irish Guards regiment of the British Army 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 In 1934 Doyle travelled to the United States and several 78rpm records were produced including the popular "South of the Border" a duet recorded with his then wife Movita. … Read More
1935 22 Years Old 1 More Event
While in the United States he continued to box, taking on Buddy Baer in August 1935. … Read More


1947 34 Years Old In 1947 Doyle was imprisoned in Sligo Gaol for issuing a cheque which later bounced. … Read More


2007 94 Years Old 1 More Event
RTÉ, the Irish broadcaster, featured Jack Doyle in their series True Lives in a programme called Jack Doyle, a Legend Lost in September 2007.
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