Beauregarde

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Beauregarde
Birth name Larry Pitchford
Born 1936
Portland, Oregon
Residence Pompano Beach, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Eric the Golden Boy
Beautiful Beauregarde
Billed weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Billed from The Sensation of the Nation
Trained by Dean Higuchi
Mr.Fuji
Debut 1963

Beauregarde, (off-stage name Larry Pitchford,[1] born April 1936)[2] is a former pro wrestler and musician from Portland, Oregon in the United States.

Career[edit]

His wrestling career began in 1963, and by 1970 he had become one of the biggest names on the Pacific Northwest Wrestling circuit. He was renowned for his unique wrestling moves (and finishing move "The Thumb") and crazy characters he created for himself. On match days, he would find a historic figure whose date of birth fell on that day and pretend to be them during the match and in interviews.[3]

In 1971, he released an album bearing his stage name, Beauregarde, featuring Greg Sage of the Wipers on guitar. Beauregarde enlisted Sage (then 17) after overhearing him playing guitar for a friend's band at Sound Productions studio in Portland.[3]

In 1973, he managed the tag team of Brute Bernard and Jay York in Jim Crockett's "Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling" promotion.

After retiring from wrestling, he bought a sheet-rock company in Florida where he lives and spends most of his time fishing.[4]

On February 4, 2006, Beauregarde made his first wrestling related appearance in many, many years at HCW's Incredible 8 Tournament in South Florida. There, promoter Nick Mayberry presented him with an HCW Award, along with wrestlers Rusty Brooks, Stephen "Big Daddy" DiBlasio and "Outlaw" JR James.

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