George Steele

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George "The Animal" Steele
Born(1937-04-16)April 16, 1937[1][2]
Detroit, Michigan
DiedFebruary 17, 2017(2017-02-17) (aged 79)
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)George "The Animal" Steele[1][2]
The Student[1][2]
The Animal Machine[2]
Billed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1][2]
Billed fromDetroit, Michigan
Trained byBert Rubi[3]
Debut1962
Retired1989

William James Myers (April 16, 1937 – February 17, 2017), better known by his ring name George "The Animal" Steele,[1][2] was a former American professional wrestler and actor. Steele's career lasted from 1967 until 1989.

He also played Swedish wrestler/actor Tor Johnson in Ed Wood.[4]

George Steele, who was a Baptist, died on February 17, 2017 under hospice care in Cocoa Beach, Florida from kidney failure, aged 79.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Solomon, Brian (2006). WWE Legends. Pocket Books. pp. 231–235. ISBN 978-0-7434-9033-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "George Steele's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  3. "Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame - George The Animal Steele". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2011-09-09.
  4. Maslin, Janet (September 23, 1994). "Ed Wood (1994) Film Festival Review; Ode to a Director Who Dared to Be Dreadful". New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  5. WWE Hall Of Famer George 'The Animal' Steele Passes Away At 79

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