Freddie Steele

  • Born on
    • December 18th, 1912
  • Died on
    • August 23rd, 1984
Freddie Steele was a boxer and film actor born Frederick Earle Burgett in Seattle, Washington. He was recognized as the National Boxing Association (NBA) Middleweight Champion of the World between 1936 and 1938. Steele was nicknamed "The Tacoma Assassin" and was trained by Jack Connor, Johnny Babnick, and Ray Arcel, while in New York. His managers included George McAllister, Dave Miller, Eddie Miller, and Pete Reilly. He appeared as an actor in a number of Hollywood films in the 1940s, including Preston Sturges's Hail the Conquering Hero.


Acting (10 Credits)

1948Race Street as Monty
1947Desperate as Shorty Abbott
1947I Walk Alone as Tiger Rose (uncredited)
1946Black Angel as Lucky, Manager of Rio's
1945Story of G.I. Joe as Sgt. Steve Warnicki
1944Hail the Conquering Hero as Bugsy
1944Hollywood Canteen as South American Sailor (uncredited)
1943The Miracle of Morgan's Creek as Soldier (uncredited)
1943Air Force as Marine (uncredited)
1942Gentleman Jim as Referee (uncredited)

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