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Don “Hard-Boiled” Haggerty, wrestler, pro athlete, actor and stuntman, died at his Malibu home Tuesday, Jan. 27. He was 78.

Known by wrestling fans in the 1950s and ’60s as “Hard-Boiled” Haggerty, L.A. native was born Don Stansauk. He served in the Navy during World War II, afterward attended Texas U. and graduated from John Muir College and Denver U. He played professional football for the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions, and during his playing career was the largest player in the NFL.

Entering pro wrestling, promoters recognized his stage presence and made him a villain. He gained a reputation as one of the toughest wrestlers in the ring, became U.S. Heavyweight Champion and held several World Tag Team titles.

He transitioned into acting in the 1960s, making his movie debut in “Paint Your Wagon.” He went on to appear in 22 pics, more than 100 television shows, 35 commercials and numerous print ads.

A member of AMPAS, SAG and AFTRA, he was inducted into the Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame and was winner of the Iron Mike Mazurki Award from the Cauliflower Alley Club, an association of retired wrestlers and boxers.

He is survived by his daughter and two granddaughters.

Services are today Feb 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, with a reception to follow at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.