Jake LaMotta

American boxer

Giacobbe "Jake" LaMotta (July 10, 1922 – 19 September 2017), nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull," was an American retired professional boxer and former World Middleweight Champion. He was played by Robert De Niro in the 1980 movie Raging Bull.

LaMotta in April 1952

LaMotta was an Italian-American. He was born on July 10, 1921 in The Bronx, New York City.[1] He has been married six times. He has four daughters.

LaMotta died on September 19, 2017 at a retirement home in Aventura, Florida from complications of pneumonia at 95 years old.[2]


  1. "Jake LaMotta Biography (1921-)". Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
  2. Jake LaMotta dead: Family members report passing of 'Raging Bull' boxing legend aged 95

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