104-Year-Old Famed Strongman Dies After Being Hit by Car

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  1. Revmitchell

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    NEW YORK — A famed strongman who once lifted 3,200 pounds at Coney Island during its heyday and was still bending quarters with his fingers at age 104 died Monday after he was hit by a minivan.

    Joe Rollino was struck as he crossed a major street in Brooklyn, and suffered a broken pelvis, head trauma and broken ribs. He died a few hours later at an area hospital
    ...........During his storied life, Rollino hobnobbed with Harry Houdini, watched Jack Dempsey knock out Jess Willard and was friendly with Mario Lanza. He even had a bit part in "On the Waterfront."During his storied life, Rollino hobnobbed with Harry Houdini, watched Jack Dempsey knock out Jess Willard and was friendly with Mario Lanza. He even had a bit part in "On the Waterfront."

    Rollino would have been 105 on March 19, and was the model of health, according to friends. A vegetarian for life, he didn't drink or smoke, his friends said, and he exercised every day. He was a lifetime boxer and was part of the Oldetime Barbell and Strongmen, an organization of men who can still rip book binders at the seam.

    .......A decorated World War II veteran, Rollino got his start as a strongman in the 1920s during the high point of the Coney Island carnival, and he billed himself as the "Strongest Man in the World."

    He later made a living as a traveling boxer under the name Kid Dundee and fought in armories in cities around the country where boxing was forbidden.

    Rollino said in 2008 that he was just simply born strong.

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    It is appointed unto man once to die....
    It is appointed unto man once to die...
    It is appointed unto man once to die....
    It is appointed unto man once to die....
    It is appointed unto man once to die....
    It is appointed unto man once to die ....
    It is appointed unto man once to die.....
    It is appointed unto man once to die....

    Just doing a de Niro on Hebrews 9:27, Rev., no offense.

    This guy Rollino was an encouragement to me when I took up lifting weights again after 60. couldn't sustain it. he's right, he was just born strong, some people are.

    But then again, we all meet the enemy once in our lives.
     

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