Man Mountain Dean (1891–1953)

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Famed wrestler Man Mountain Dean was born Frank Simmons Leavitt in New York City in 1891. Oversize almost from birth, he was able to lie about his age--and get away with it--to join the army at 14 years of age. He was posted to the US-Mexcian border, where he served in the unit commanded by Gen. John J. Pershing, and was later transferred to ... See full bio »

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(age 61) in Norcross, Georgia, USA

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We're in the Money Wrestler Man Mountain Dean
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Reckless Man Mountain Dean - Wrestler
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The Gladiator Man Mountain Dean
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 1949 Mighty Joe Young
Strongman (uncredited)
 1938 The Gladiator
Man Mountain Dean
 1937 Three Legionnaires
Ivan
 1935 Cappy Ricks Returns
One of Bill's Men (uncredited)
 1935 We're in the Money
Wrestler Man Mountain Dean
 1935 Reckless
Man Mountain Dean - Wrestler (as Man-Mountain Dean)
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 1933 The Private Life of Henry VIII. (stunt double: Charles Laughton - uncredited)
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 1937 Big City
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Not to be confused with British actor Alf Dean, aka "A.J. 'Man Mountain' Dean", who can be seen in such later films as Man of the Moment (1955), The Iron Petticoat (1956), Jumping for Joy (1956) and Surprise Package (1960). See more »

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