Johnny Indrisano

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Johnny Indrisano (November 1, 1906 — July 6, 1968) was an American welterweight boxer whose career spanned the period from 1923 to 1934.


Indrisano was born in Boston. He defeated two world welterweight champions; Lou Brouillard (in two out of three bouts) and Jackie Fields. However, Indrisano never received a match for the world welterweight title.

Indrisano retired with a record of thirty seven wins (two wins by knockout) and nine defeats.

After his retirement from boxing, Indrisano had a career as a referee, stunt man, and bit-part actor in films such as Some Like It Hot and Guys and Dolls. He appeared in The Bowery Boys films (Live Wires, Mr. Hex, and Trouble Makers), a number of Joe Palooka movies, and three Elvis Presley films (Jailhouse Rock, King Creole, and It Happened at the World's Fair).

He died in Los Angeles, aged 61.

Personal life[edit]

Indirisano married Mary Vardaro in the early 1930s, with whom he had a daughter, Kathleen. They were divorced in the 1940s. He committed suicide by hanging in his home in the Mount Olympus section of Los Angeles on July 6, 1968, his daughter's birthday, after a long bout of depression.[citation needed]

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Wise, Robert (Director) (6 July 2004). Audio Commentary: The Set-Up (Motion picture). Warner Studios. 

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