Art "Golden Boy" “Golden Boy” Aragon (Art Aragon)

Art “Golden Boy” Aragon

Professional Boxer, Actor. He was a former lightweight contender. Born in Belen, New Mexico and later residing in Los Angeles, he fought such notable opponents as Billy Graham, Johnny Gonsalves, Jimmy Carter and Carmen Basilio. He would retire from boxing in 1960 after compiling a record of 90 wins, 20 losses with 6 draws in 116 bouts, and was later inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. During the 1950s into the 1970s, Aragon would have sporadic acting roles in films which include parts in the Audie Murphy pictures, “To Hell and Back” (1955) and “World in My Corner” (1956). His other credits include, “Off Limits” (1953) and “Fat City” (1972). He died after suffering a stroke. (bio by: C.S.)  Family links:  Children:  Art Aragon (1951 – 1988)* *Calculated relationship


  • November, 13, 1927
  • USA


  • March, 03, 2008
  • USA


  • Mount Sinai Memorial Park
  • California
  • USA

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