“Forgotten Hollywood”- Death of Sports Icons…

Posted on September 20, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Two sports legends with ties to Hollywood have died. Here are the details:

“`Jake LaMotta was a professional boxer,  a World Middleweight Champion, and a stand-up comedian. Known as Raging Bull, his career was chronicled by Martin Scorsese in a cinematic production that starred Robert De Niro in an Oscar-winning role.  LaMotta’s six-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the most notable in the sport; though, LaMotta won only one of the bouts.                                JAKE LAMOTTA / ROBERT DE NIRO –>

“`LaMotta remained active on the speaking and autograph circuit and several published books about his life, his career, and his fights with Robinson.  The film was based on his own penned memoir. He was a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

“`Jake LaMotta was 95.


“`Bernie Casey was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1961 as the 9th pick in the first round.  He played for eight NFL seasons; six with the 49ers and two with the Los Angeles Rams. He received his Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at Bowling Green State University.

“`After his NFL career, Casey stayed busy in Hollywood.  His movies include Brian’s SongGuns of Magnificent Seven, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Cleopatra JonesNever Say Never Again, Another 48 HoursSharkys MachineCornbread Earl and MeBill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Revenge of the Nerds, and Under Siege.  On the small screen, he guest-starred on The Streets of San Francisco, Murder She Wrote, L.A. Law, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Babylon 5.          BERNIE CASEY —>

“`He spent much of his free time painting and publishing books of poetry. His art captivated many famous minds, including the esteemed Maya Angelou.

“`Bernie Casey was 78.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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