Lou Nova

  • Born on
    • March 16th, 1913
  • Died on
    • September 29th, 1991
Lou Nova aka Cosmic punch was an American boxer and actor. Born in Los Angeles, California, the 6 ft 3 1⁄2 in (1.92 m) Nova was the U.S. and World Amateur Boxing Champion in 1935. After turning pro, he remained undefeated in his first 22 matches, and won 40 fights in total. He was the first top rated boxer to practice yoga, and reportedly did headstands in the dressing room before his title bout with Joe Louis.


Acting (5 Credits)

1968Blackbeard's Ghost as Leon
1964What a Way to Go!
1951The Tall Target as Zouave Sergeant (uncredited)
1950Where the Sidewalk Ends as Ernie, Scalise Hood (uncredited)
1946Somewhere in the Night as Hubert

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