Rudolph Wanderone

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Rudolf "Minnesota Fats" Wanderone, Jr.
Born January 19, 1913
New York City, U.S.
Died January 15, 1996(1996-01-15) (aged 82)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Nationality American
Other names Minnesota Fats
New York Fats
Broadway Fats
Chicago Fats
Double-Smart
Triple-Smart Fats
Occupation Pool hustler

Rudolph Wanderone (January 19, 1913 – January 15, 1996) was an American professional pool player. He never won a world championship. His first nickname was "Brooklyn Fats" and then "New York Fats." Wanderone named himself "Minnesota Fats" after the character in the movie The Hustler. Wanderone was the host of a national television show, "Celebrity Billiards," during the 1960s. He is a member of the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.[1]


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  1. "HOF INDUCTEES: 1977 - 1984". Billiard Congress of America. http://www.bca-pool.com/industry/hof/ind77-84.shtml. Retrieved 2011-05-07.