The Fabulous Moolah (born as Mary Lillian Ellison) Women's Wrasslin' Champ for the longest time ever, has made her last drop kick, at the age of 84.Above: Moolah at work.
We guess what they say about Baltimore is right (Edgar Allan Poe, John Waters, John Doe) 'cause the Baltimore Sun has a wrasslin' blog, which debunks the urban legend that Moolah held the belt continuously from the '50s to the '80s.Most impressive? She went out w/ Hank Williams (the real one, not Bocephus):
"He had just gotten divorced from Audrey, and we started dating. But after about a year I could tell it wouldn't work out. He was on the road seven days a week and under a lot of stress. It was hard on him. When he would get to drinking and mix it with other stuff, he would get really. . .demanding. What broke us up was, he said, 'Lilly, when you become Mrs. Hank Williams, you can forget about this damn wrestling.' I said, 'I beg your pardon.' It was over after that. A lot of times I feel sorry that happened, but it was for the best."
Sometimes that's the way it goes in show bidness, if you're dedicated to your art.Moolah later in life. She last regained the title at the age of 76. What a trouper.
Just Wondering: Is the Richard Goldstein who wrote Moolah's NYT obit the same Richard Goldstein who writes for The Nation, & was executive editor of The Village Voice & author of The Poetry of Rock?