Thursday, May 8, 2008
Did some one say Gypsy?
gypsies tramps & thieves - cher
gypsy woman - the impressions
pass off the hatchet - roger and the gypsies
king of the gypsies - johnny thunders
Another slept on film..."King of the Gypsies" 1978, with Sterling Hayden, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Eric Roberts, and Brooke Shields. Actually pretty good.
...And the real King of the Gypsies (Baronul Arthur din Soroca of the Bassarabian Gypsies). I can't find anything out about this guy.
And another gypsy woman.
Gypsy Joe Harris was one of the most gifted and popular boxers in Philadelphia's rich pugalist history. He stormed throught the welterweight ranks and even defeated reigning champ Curtis Cokes in a 1967 non-title fight. In 1968, he lost his boxing license when it was discovered that he was blind in one eye. He tried to get reinstated, but the commission wasn't having it, and at 22, his dreams of becoming champ were crushed. He never really found another direction in life, and died of heart failure at the age of 44. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Bala Cynwood, PA. The good folks at Philly Boxing History (who provided this picture & info) placed a headstone on his grave in 2006. I'm not a big boxing fan or anything, it's just one of those stories...