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Subject: Wrestler Buddy Rogers was born 100 years ago today (died 1992)

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Date Posted: Saturday, February 20, 01:45:56pm
In reply to: He is currently the oldest living and earliest surviving Best Actor Academy Award winner 's message, "Sidney Poitier turning 94 today" on Saturday, February 20, 01:29:17pm

Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler.

One of the biggest professional wrestling stars in the beginning of the television era, his performances inspired future professional wrestlers, including "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, who used Rogers's nickname, as well as his look, attitude and finishing hold, the figure-four leglock.

Rogers was a thirteen-time world champion, notably holding the top championship in both the NWA and the WWWF, today known as WWE (he was the inaugural WWWF World Heavyweight Champion). He is one of three men in history to have held both world titles, along with Ric Flair and AJ Styles.


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Racer Bobby Unser is 87, writer Ellen Gilchrist is 85, racer Roger Penske is 84, singer Buffy Sainte-Marie is 80, US Sen. Mitch McConnell is 79, film director Mike Leigh is 78, actress Brenda Blethyn is 75 (NT)Actress Sandy Duncan is 75, actor Peter Strauss is 74, actress Jennifer O'Neill is 73, socialite Ivana Trump is 72, ex- British PM Gordon Brown is 70Saturday, February 20, 01:55:06pm

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