British boxer, actor and stuntman, Nosher Powell died in his sleep on April 20, 2013. The news was reported via the official Nosher Powell website and actress Francoise Pasquale on Facebook.
Powell was born in Camberwell, London, England on August 15, 1928. Powell was a heavyweight boxing champion in the worlds of unlicensed fighting and the professional arena. He also worked as a sparring partner for Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali, amongst others. The last fight of his career was against Menzies Johnson. Nosher won the fight on points, over eight rounds. He had 52 fights winning 34 (11 by knockout), losing 16 times and fighting 2 draws. After retiring from boxing he became a stuntman and character actor. His younger brother, Dinny Powell followed a similar career, acting and stunt co-ordinating many films, as have his sons Greg Powell and Gary Powell.
Powell had an extensive but mostly uncredited career in stunt work and acting. In 1969, he portrayed the role of the powerful thug Lord Dorking in the TV series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
POWELL, Nosher (George Frederick Bernard Powell)Born: 8/15/1928, Camberwell, London, England, U.K.
Nosher Powell’s westerns – actor, stuntman:Fistful of Dollars – 1964 (cowboy) [stunts]
For a Few Dollars More - 1965 [stunts]