Wee Willie Davis

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Wee Willie Davis
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Davis in the 1930s.
Born
William Grundy Davis

(1906-12-07)December 7, 1906
New York City, New York, United States
DiedApril 9, 1981(1981-04-09) (aged 74)
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
OccupationActor, engineer, professional wrestler
Ring name(s) The Black Menace
The Black Panther
Diablo #1
Dr. X
The Hood
The Masked Manager
The Masked Marvel
Red Devil #1
Wee Willie Davis
Willie Davis
Billed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Billed weight290 lb (132 kg)
Debut1930
Retired1961

William "Wee Willie" Grundy Davis (December 7, 1906 – April 9, 1981) was an American film actor and professional wrestler. He was born in New York City and died in Louisville, Kentucky, aged 74.

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He worked in the Jefferson County Jail in Louisville in 1972–75 as the gym guard.

He was also an engineer and contributed to the invention of the Glowmeter, an early Heads up display that projected a car's speed onto the windshield. A fellow wrestler, "Prince Ilaki Ibn Ali Hassan" (real name Agisilaki Mihalakis), who also fought as the "Mad Greek", was the primary inventor. [1]

Filmography

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References

  1. Mechanix Illustrated, July 1950, p. 60