Jimmy Anderson (bullfighter)

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Jimmy D. "Jungle" Anderson (September 6, 1953 – December 5, 2008)[1] was an American bullfighter.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas Anderson originally raced horses until he grew past the size of the average jockey. He later became a bullfighter and rodeo clown and took part in his first rodeo in 1975.[2] He took part in several events including the Canadian Finals, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association National Finals Rodeo and Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Finals. He retired after the 2001 finals. In April 2007 he was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.[3]

Anderson's professional bullfighting career spanned 32 years, and he was described as one of the "original bullfighters" on the PBR tour.[1]

Anderson died of heart disease on December 5, 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clifton, Guy (2008-12-08). "Late bullfighter Jimmy Anderson is remembered by rodeo community". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  2. ^ Well Known Bullfighter, Jimmy Anderson Dies Rodeo Attitude
  3. ^ "Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame: Past Inductees". www.texasrodeocowboy.com. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  4. ^ Jimmy Anderson - Obituary Lacy Funeral Home