Jack Doyle; A Legend Lost

1 x 52'

The story of a famous boxing champ and tenor who after playing sell-out concerts and befriending Hollywood stars ended up penniless and alone in London.

Jack Doyle was the real deal: a heavyweight boxing champion from the mean streets of Southern Ireland, blessed with a pure tenor voice and rugged good looks. 'The Gorgeous Gael' who sold out concert halls worldwide hung around with Errol Flynn and Clark Gable in Hollywood. In the depressed and impoverished Ireland of the 30s and 40s, Jack Doyle seemed unbelievably glamorous.
 But Doyle was brought down by a combination of "fast women and slow horses", dying a penniless drunk on the streets of London.

A Mint Production for RTÉ