Enzo Fiermonte

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Enzo Fiermonte
Born (1908-07-17)July 17, 1908
Bari, Puglia, Italy
Died March 22, 1993(1993-03-22) (aged 84)
Mentana, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Actor, Boxer

Enzo Fiermonte (July 17, 1908 – March 1993), sometimes credited as William Bird, was an actor and boxer. Fiermonte was born on 17 July 1908 in Bari, Puglia, Italy. He married Madeleine Talmage Force on November 27, 1933 in New York City, but was divorced on June 11, 1938. Enzo was only four years older than his stepson, John Jacob Astor VI. From 1925 to 1934, he was a professional boxer, with a lifetime record of 54 wins (17 by knockout), 16 losses (9 by knockout), and 3 draws, but later became a film actor. He had roles in at least 116 films from the 1940s to the 1980s. In Italy in 1944 he was engaged to princess Giulia von Rio but they never got married. Fiermonte died in March 1993 in Mentana, Italy.

He entered his Maserati in the 1937 Vanderbilt Cup auto race in Westbury, New York, but was not allowed to participate because he had no formal auto racing experience.

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