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Jack Dempsey: The Cultural Icon

Jack Dempsey reigned as heavyweight champion of the world from 1919 to 1926. His success earned enshrinement in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Dempsey was more than a great boxer, and with his popularity and outside activities he became a cultural icon. He appeared in movies like the serial Daredevil Jack (1920) and The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), married the actress Estelle Taylor, did a lot of endorsements, and all the attention from his public earned him a cover on TIME magazine.