- Steven A. Riess
Rosenbloom, Maxie (06 September 1904–06 March 1976), boxer, was born Max Everitt Rosenbloom in Leonard’s Bridge, Connecticut, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants (names unknown). In 1907 the impoverished family moved to New York’s Lower East Side where Rosenbloom’s father worked as a shoemaker; they later moved to Harlem. Rosenbloom was expelled from public school in the fifth grade for striking a teacher and was sent to the Hawthorne Reform School. He started boxing at the Union Settlement House in Harlem, influenced by an older brother who fought as Leonard Rose and perhaps encouraged by ...