John Indrisano

Biography

Date of Birth 1 November 1905, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Date of Death 9 July 1968, San Fernando Valley, California, USA (apparent suicide by hanging) Nickname Johnny Andrews Johnny Andressano Johnny Height 5' 9" (1.75 m) Mini Biography Born in East Boston, Johnny Indrisano was from a poverty stricken family. As a youth he vowed to "have money" some day. He boxed 155 amateur fights. He turned professional and went on to fight 83 main events in which he won 80. He defeated 5 world champions. His career lasted from 1924 to 1934. He defeated among others, Joe Dundee(World Welterweight Champ/non-title fight), Nick Testo, Johnny Freeman, Sig Keppen, and Sammy Baker. From 1934 to 1949 he worked as a boxing referee. He began as a boxing coach for movie stars and from there became a full-time boxing adviser on films. He also worked as a character actor. Among the stars he trained were John Garfield, Spencer Tracy, Carey Grant, Mickey Rooney, Robert Ryan, Robert Taylor, Jimmy Durante, Fred MacMurray, Ricardo Montalban, and William Lundigan. He died under mysterious conditions - possibly a suicide. IMDb Mini Biography By: angelsunchained SpouseMary Dorothea Gilbert (1932 - 1939) 1 child Trivia Defeated future actor Canada Lee on August 14, 1931 in 10 rounds. Won 24 of his last 25 boxing matches. Defeated World Middleweight Champion Vince Dundee. Defeated World Middleweight Champion Lou Brouillard in 1932. Defeated World Welterweight Champion Tommy Freeman in 1927. Was a friend of Frank Sinatra and appeared in 5 of his movies. Had a professional boxing record of 64-9-4 with 13 knockout victories. Lost his first pro boxing matches, but ended his career winning 24 of his last 25 fights. Boxed professionally from 1923-1934. Defeated Vearl Whitehead at Legion Stadium in Hollywood, California in 10 rounds on 16 March 1934, and retired . He was married to Mary Dorothea Vardaro in the 1930s. He left Mary and their only child, Kathleen, living in the East Boston house of his mother (Maria Barrasso, the widow of Pietro Indrisano). John pursued a career in the film industry at this time and had a long-standing relationship with Mae West. He did not ask Mary for a divorce until late in the 1930s. One of John's grandchildren, Joan Vardaro McMillan, is a creative nonfiction writer, working on a memoir which includes her grandfather. Began his professional boxing career as Johnny Andrews and was undefeated in 27 fights. In 1922 won the New England Amateur Boxing Championship in the 115-125lbs. Division. On November 14, 1927 he was knocked out in one round by Cyde Hull and suffered a broken jaw. Scored knockouts over such fighters as Walter Riley, Tommy Flanagan, Arthur Goslin, and Steve Gotch. He was the stunt coordinator for The Great John L. (1945) and later was featured in a 1953 episode of "You Asked for It" (1950) in which he portrayed the champion boxer John L. Sullivan in a recreation of the Sullivan/La Savant fight in Paris. Worked as a driver and bodyguard for Mae West. The Ring Boxing Magazine called Indrisano the "uncrowned world champion". His only child, Kathleen Joan Indrisano (married name: Kathleen McMillan), died on December 23rd, 2007, of renal failure. Kathleen was 75 years old. She had lived the final years of her life in the Indrisano family home in East Boston and was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Massachusetts, with her paternal grandparents.

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Fun In Acapulco

Hotel Guest (uncredited)

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Jedes Mädchen müßte heiraten

Clint Hester - Masseur (uncredited)

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Blueprint for Robbery

Nick Tony

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The Girl from Mexico

Wrestling Match Referee (uncredited)

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Invitation to Happiness

Referee (uncredited)

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Duffy of San Quentin

Convict in Hospital Ward (uncredited)

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King for a Night

Fighter (uncredited)

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Ringside Maisie

Peaches

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Callaway Went Thataway

Johnny Terrento (as Johnny Indrisano)

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Killer McCoy

Rocky Devlin (uncredited)

Starring In
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Große Lüge Lylah Clare

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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit

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Barefoot in the Park

Policeman with Drunk (uncredited)

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The Ambushers

Rapist (uncredited)

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The Cincinnati Kid

Gambler - First Game (uncredited)

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How to Murder Your Wife

Club Masseur (uncredited)

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FBI jagt Phantom

Thor

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Where Love Has Gone

Joe (uncredited)

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A House Is Not a Home

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The Best Man

Mafia Man (uncredited)

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Fun In Acapulco

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Hud

Barroom Brawler (uncredited)

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It Happened At The World's Fair

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Come Blow Your Horn

Taxi Driver (uncredited)

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Der Fuchs geht in die Falle

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Who's Got The Action?

Hood

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The Manchurian Candidate

Reporter (uncredited)

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Requiem for a Heavyweight

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Birdman of Alcatraz

Inmate (uncredited)

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The Ladies Man

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Blueprint for Robbery

Nick Tony

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The Facts of Life

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Ocean's 11

Texan (uncredited)

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I Passed for White

Bartender

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Bells Are Ringing

Mug (uncredited)

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Pillow Talk

Truck Driver Punching Jonathan (uncredited)

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Some Like It Hot

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The Trap

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Career

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The Purple Gang

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Don't Give Up the Ship

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King Creole

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Ten North Frederick

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Inferno nel Penitenziario

Convict (uncredited)

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Hot Spell

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Jailhouse Rock

Convict (uncredited)

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Crimen, S.A.

Gilky - Strong Arm Man (uncredited)

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The Midnight Story

Card Player (uncredited)

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The Cruel Tower

First Man in Boxcar (uncredited)

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Rumble on the Docks

Street Spectator (uncredited)

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Guys and Dolls

Liverlips Louie (uncredited)

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The Naked Street

Regal's Henchman (uncredited)

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The Sea Chase

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Hot Blood

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It's Always Fair Weather

Charlie's Henchman (uncredited)

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Member of Third Barn Raising Team (uncredited)

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The High and the Mighty

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Duffy of San Quentin

Convict in Hospital Ward (uncredited)

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Down Three Dark Streets

Trainer (uncredited)

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Island In The Sky

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The Caddy

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99 River Street

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Affair with a Stranger

Tony - Busboy (uncredited)

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Something to Live For

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The Star

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No Holds Barred

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My Man and I

Foreman (uncredited)

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A Millionaire for Christy

Tow Truck Driver / Mechanic (uncredited)

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No Questions Asked

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The Lemon Drop Kid

Oxford Charlie's henchman (uncredited)

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Zu allem entschlossen

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Iron Man

Referee at Chicago Arena (uncredited)

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Shadow on the Wall

Juror (uncredited)

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Wyoming Mail

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The Yellow Cab Man

Danny

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Borderline

Gumbin's Henchman (uncredited)

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The Set-Up

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Knock on any door

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Tension

Handler for Boxer (uncredited)

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The Accused

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The Lady Gambles

Bert

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Fighting Fools

Title Fight Referee (uncredited)

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Adventure in Baltimore

Townsman at Brawl (uncredited)

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Bodyguard

Vic (uncredited)

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Lulu Belle

Charlie - Brady's Bodyguard (uncredited)

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Jedes Mädchen müßte heiraten

Clint Hester - Masseur (uncredited)

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Force of Evil

Henchman (uncredited)

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Trouble Makers

Lefty

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Killer McCoy

Rocky Devlin (uncredited)

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Body and Soul

Davis-Marlowe Fight Referee (uncredited)

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Christmas Eve

Gateman (uncredited)

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The Other Love

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It's a Wonderful Life

Man in Fantasy (uncredited)

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Mr. Hex

Referee Joe McGowan

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The Kid from Brooklyn

Title Fight Referee (uncredited)

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From This Day Forward

John - Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

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In Fast Company

Cab Driver

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Criminal Court

Headwaiter (uncredited)

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Live Wires

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The Naughty Nineties

Croupier (uncredited)

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Incendiary Blonde

Vettori Bodyguard (uncredited)

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Callaway Went Thataway

Johnny Terrento (as Johnny Indrisano)

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Duffy's Tavern

Waiter (uncredited)

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Murder, My Sweet

Chauffeur (uncredited)

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Highways by Night

Mike Murphy (uncredited)

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The Big Street

Mug at Mindy's (uncredited)

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Ringside Maisie

Peaches

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The Monster and the Girl

Spectator (uncredited)

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City for Conquest

Referee in Wales Fight (uncredited)

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Invitation to Happiness

Referee (uncredited)

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The Girl from Mexico

Wrestling Match Referee (uncredited)

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Every Day's a Holiday

Henchman

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Go West Young Man

Chauffeur

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The Plot Thickens

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King for a Night

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