Name: TUNNEY, GENE & WIFE WIRE PHOTO (CIRCA 1928)
History: James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1926-1928 who defeated Jack Dempsey twice, first in 1926 and then in 1927. Tunney's successful title defense against Dempsey is one of the most famous bouts in boxing history and is known as The Long Count Fight. Tunney retired as an undefeated heavyweight after his victory over Tom Heeney in 1928. In 1928, Tunney was married to a wealthy socialite, the former Mary "Polly" Lauder (1907 – April 19, 2008). The couple lived in Stamford, Connecticut and had four children. Among them is John V. Tunney (born 1934), who was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from California from 1971 until 1977. Offered here is an original, circa 1928, wire photo of Gene Tunney and his wife Polly Lauder posing together.
Full description: This is an original, Wide World Photos wire photo with their stamp on the back. No Caption. Bold, clear image. Crease in upper left corner. No tears. Clean. 8" x 10."
Size: 8 x 10
Categories: Antique Photographs (Pre-1930) - Tunney, Gene -
Condition: very good
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