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Sugar Ray Robinson and family on January 2, 1951

(Original Caption): Welterweight boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson and his wife, Edna Mae, say hello to their son, one-year-old Ray Robinson Jr., as they arrive aboard the French liner Liberte. Sugar Ray is returning after a smashing tour of Paris, Brussels, Geneva and Frankfurt where he successfully defended his title in five bouts, four of which were won by knockouts.

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Bruce Jenner and his wife Chrystie Jenner circa 1977.

Photos by Gary Lewis

Bruce Jenner and his wife Chrystie Jenner circa 1977.

Photos by Gary Lewis

Bruce Jenner and his wife Chrystie Jenner circa 1977.

Photos by Gary Lewis

Jim Brown and Raquel Welch publicity photos for “100 Rifles” (1969). This was one of the first movies to feature a sex scene between people of different races. 

O.J. Simpson orange juice ad for TreeSweet in 1978.

Photos by Sid Avery

Mike Tyson and Robin Givens on “Good Morning America” in 1988.

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Joe Louis and Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.

Lena Horne was visiting boxer Joe Louis while he trained. The book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, details their romance. Both were married to other people, and Louis had even become a father in February 1943. But the world champion of heavyweight boxing kept visiting the Stormy Weather set to see Horne, whom he’d reportedly met at the

New York City nightclub

Café Society. 

Joe spoke openly of their on-again, off-again affair to his friend Alice Key; Horne flaunted a mink coat he’d given to her. On November 12, 1942, Billy Rowe had reported the widespread rumor that Louis, then an army sergeant would divorce his wife to marry Horne. Both he and Horne issued vague denials. “I think that Lena is a grand person, on and off the screen, but that doesn’t mean I want to marry her or vice versa,” said the boxer. Added Horne, Sergeant Louis and I have been friends for several years and to me, like fifty million others, he’s a symbol of greatness. I can certainly admire him and be in his company without hopping off to the alter.”

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NFL star O.J. Simpson with his wife

Marguerite Whitley, daughter Arnelle and son Jason, 1973.

Left Eye & Andre Rison photographed by Chris Cuffaro, 2000.