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Playboy Gary Hart


Name: - Playboy Gary Hart
Height: - 6'3 (191cm)
Weight: - 239lb (108kg)
Born: - January 24, 1942
From: - Evansville, Indiana
Debut: - 1963
Retired: - 2004
Died: - March 16, 2008 (heart attack)
Also known as: - Gay Gary Hart

Toured Australia; 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972

Started out as a wrestler, but achieved his greatest fame as a manager. While in Australia, Hart managed The Spoiler, Waldo von Erich, Brute Bernard, among others. Was responsible for the famous Mario Milano 'heel turn' in 1969, when Milano turned his back on partner Antonio Pugliese during a tag match, only to be later revealed tha Hart had 'hypnotised' Milano into becoming a heel.

Hart wrestled on occasion, mainly in tag matches with one of his charges. He also wrestled a series of matches in Australia against announcer Sam Menacker, as well as holding a victory over Jerry Brisco in 1970. Hart managed mainly in Texas and later in WCW.

Titles held: - American Tag (3, w/ The Spoiler)

Credit: Mark Dalgleish, Wikipedia,, Libnan Ayoub's 100 Years of Australian Professional Wrestling,
Photo credit:

Gary Hart with his most frequent charge, The Spoiler.