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date: 25 February 2020

Minnesota Fatslocked

(19 January 1913–18 January 1996)
  • Robert Byrne


Minnesota Fats (19 January 1913–18 January 1996), pool player and hustler, was born Rudolf Walter Wanderone in Washington Heights, New York City, the only son of Rosa Wanderone (maiden name unknown) and Rudolf Wanderone, Swiss immigrants who also were the parents of three girls, Rosie, Julie, and Jerry. Rudolf the elder, according to his son, traveled the world as a soldier of fortune or military mercenary before coming to America to work odd jobs in blacksmithing, heating, and plumbing....

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