Jack Doyle

Born Aug 31, 1913
Hometown Cobh
Died Dec 13, 1978
Height 6' 0'' (1.8m)
Nationality Irish
Other Names The Gorgeous Gael

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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