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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

RIP: "Gorgeous" George Grant

I know very little about him or his career, but earlier today, "Gorgeous" George Grant passed away, in Columbia, South Carolina.

As best I can decipher, Grant, 85, began wrestling in the 1940s or 50s and wasn't "Gorgeous," until wrestling for Jack Pfeffer (who just loved to copy or even outright steal gimmicks of the era's top performers).

Legend has it, Grant and the original "Gorgeous George" (Wagner) had a match, and although I've never seen the result, Wagner probably convincingly won (perhaps helping Grant avoid the legal trouble other imitators faced).

Grant retired in around 1965, and often tried to pass himself off as the real deal, claiming to have later cleaned up his life and found religion.

Funeral services are scheduled for sometime next week.