James Dime

James Dime (December 19, 1897 ā€“ May 11, 1981), nicknamed Sheik of Spring Street, was a Yugoslavian-American professional boxer and actor known for The Last Hurrah (1958), So Big (1953), Steel Town (1952), Anne of the Indies (1951), Sudan (1945), The Seventh Cross (1944), Crazy House (1943), Stand and Deliver (1928), The King of Kings (1927) as a Roman soldier[1] and Keep 'Em Sailing (1942).[2]

James Dime
James Dime in King Kong (1933)
Born(1897-12-19)December 19, 1897
DiedMay 11, 1981(1981-05-11) (aged 83)
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

He worked mostly in anonymity.[3] He was injured falling from a tower while shooting The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935).[3] He doubled Monte Blue on Hawk of the Wilderness (1938).[3]



  1. Klepper, Robert R. (January 21, 2005). Silent Films, 1877ā€“1996: A Critical Guide to 646 Movies. McFarland & Company. p. 415. ISBN 9781476604848.
  2. "James Dime". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. Freese, Gene Scott (April 10, 2014). Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910sā€“1970s: A Biographical Dictionary (2nd ed.). McFarland & Company. p. 75. ISBN 9780786476435.
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