Wrestling Hall Of Fame

Lenny Montana

In 1961, Lenny Montana came to the Tampa Bay area wrestling under a hood, The Zebra Kid was an intimidating fella, often pinning his opponents in under one minute.

Lenny Montana was born Lenny Passofaro in Brooklyn New York in 1926. His classic battles with Eddie Graham sold out Fort Homer Hesterly Armory many Tuesday nights in the summer of 1961

Montana also wrestled under the names of Lenny 'Bull' Montana and "Chief Chickawicki" in the 1950s and 1960s before turning to acting.

His most famous role came in the 1972 classic "The Godfather", where Lenny portrayed Luca Brasi, a Don Corleone associate who meets an untimely death.

Lenny passed away from a heart attack in May of 1992 in Italy.

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