Joe Kirkwood Jr.

Joe Kirkwood Jr.
1920 - 2006
Joe Kirkwood Jr.  Australian Golf

Joe Kirkwood Jr. dating history


Joe Kirkwood Jr. was previously married to Cathy Downs (1949 - 1955).

Joe Kirkwood Jr. was in relationships with Arleen Whelan (1957), May Wynn (1955), Cleatus Caldwell (1954 - 1955), Lynn Merrick (1947), Eleanor Parker (1945) and Martha Vickers.

Joe Kirkwood Jr. had encounters with Wanda Hendrix (1960 - 1967), Joanne Dru (1957), Cleo Moore (1956 - 1958) and Barbara Lawrence (1948).


Australian Golfer Joe Kirkwood Jr. was born Reginald Thomas Kirkwood on 30th May, 1920 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and passed away on 7th Sep 2006 Hesperia, California, USA aged 86. He is most remembered for The Joe Palooka Story. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Joe Kirkwood Jr. is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and 2006 deaths.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 6 years, 4 months - -
Dating6 11 months, 4 days 3 months, 6 days -
Encounter4 7 years, 2 months 2 years, 4 months 1 month
Total11 7 years, 2 months 1 year, 7 months 1 month


First Name Reginald
Middle Name Thomas
Last Name Kirkwood
Full Name at Birth Reginald Thomas Kirkwood
Alternative Name Joe Kirkwood Jr., Joseph Henry Kirkwood Jr., Reginald Thomas Kirkwood
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 30th May, 1920
Birthplace Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died 7th September, 2006
Place of Death Hesperia, California, USA
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Australian
Occupation Text Golf, Boxer Actor | Producer | Writer
Occupation Golf
Claim to Fame The Joe Palooka Story
Friend Elyse Knox

Reginald Thomas Kirkwood (May 30, 1920 – September 7, 2006), better known as Joe Kirkwood Jr., was a professional golfer on the PGA Tour and a motion picture actor. He started going by the name Joe Jr. in the late 1930s.

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Joe Kirkwood Jr.86 GeminiGolf
Wanda Hendrix52 ScorpioActress
Joanne Dru74 AquariusActress
Arleen Whelan78 VirgoActress
Cleo Moore48 ScorpioActress
May Wynn93 CapricornActress
Cleatus Caldwell70 PiscesActress
Cathy Downs52 PiscesActress
Barbara Lawrence83 PiscesActress
Lynn Merrick87 ScorpioActress
Eleanor Parker91 CancerActress
Martha Vickers46 GeminiActress
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The Marriage-Go-Round1961Henry 'Doc' GrangerMovie
Matinee Theatre1955Chris BrandTV Show
The Joe Palooka Story1954Joe PalookaTV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951Mr. TalbotTV Show
Joe Palooka in Triple Cross1951Joe PalookaMovie
Joe Palooka in the Squared Circle1950Joe PalookaMovie
Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey1950Joe Palooka (as Joe Kirkwood)Movie
Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance1950Joe Palooka (as Joe Kirkwood)Movie
Joe Palooka in the Big Fight1949Joe Palooka (as Joe Kirkwood)Movie
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch1949Joe PalookaMovie
Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad1948Joe Palooka (as Joe Kirkwood)Movie
Joe Palooka in Winner Take All1948Joe Palooka (as Joe Kirkwood)Movie
Joe Palooka in the Knockout1947Joe PalookaMovie
Night and Day1946Classmate (uncredited)Movie
Gentleman Joe Palooka1946Joe PalookaMovie
Joe Palooka, Champ1946Joe PalookaMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

Duke WyattMay 20, 2010

I had the pleasure of knowing Joe when He owned the Kirkwood bowl in Studio City. He was a good friend and a true gentleman. Also his wife, Joyce was a great lady and a true blessing for Joe.I wish Joe and Joyce nothing but happiness and good health always. Sincerely, Duke Wyatt

Lt. Col. Hans W. Vogel, RetiredMay 13, 2009

Joe had a driving range on the road between Monterey and Salinas, California in the 1950`s. When I did my two-weeks reserve training at Ford Ord, I took lessons from Joe. He had me driving balls 200 yards with a six iron. I am glad to hear he is still alive. He is only a couple of years older than my 87. Joe was fine gentleman and it was my pleasure to know him, if only briefly.

f.paul gentlesJul 13, 2008

i am very impressed with joe kirkwood,jr. after reading what he tried to do for his kirkwood is a class act.

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