Don (Hard Boiled) Haggerty, a pro wrestling star in the 50s and 60s who had a long resume as an actor, passed away last night at his home in Malibu, CA at the age of 78. Haggerty's health had been in a severe decline since being a a bad auto accident in June.
If anyone has ever seen Jackie Chan's The Big Brawl, you'll remember Haggerty as Billy "The Kiss," the chief antagonist whose gimmick was to kiss his opponents goodbye after he beat the snot out of 'em. He's also done other movies as listed here.
I was there, and the crowd was pretty hot all night, though not nearly a sellout, which was surprising, as Jersey is the heart of WWE country. Not a great show, but I had a good time and didn't feel ripped off.