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More Memories of Gary Hart

by Geoff Brown

(These are memories of Brute Bernard and Gary Hart's exploits on Australian TV in the 1960's as provided by Wrestling Classics' fan Geoff Brown in a recent letter.)

Hi Frank:

I really enjoyed your story about Playboy Gary Hart in the "Wrestler's Stories" section from the web site. Gary Hart was a master of getting the Australian public "offside".

One of his favorite lines he used to say was, "only mugs and fools go to work." But perhaps the one that really got the females of Australia to hate him the most was this comment on Aussie women. " Most of the girls I have seen here are dumpy and lack good looks. You could even say some were ugly".

I used to love the way he would put our favorite commentator Jack Little down on TV when he would remark how poor Jack was wearing a cheap $50 suit but he himself dressed in $500 suits with $200 shoes and the finest shirts & ties that money could buy.

One of my favorite memories of Gary Hart was one day on TV (it was Mothers Day) when he strolled out with Brute Bernard. He announced that he had a very special treat for the ladies. He then nodded to Brute who spoke for the first and only time that I can ever remember on TV. In a voice like John Merrick in the movie, 'The Elephant Man', Brute said, "Happy Mothers Day." Gary Hart acted like he had just donated a million dollars to charity for that little treat.

Thanks for reviving the memories.

Geoff Brown
Melbourne, Australia

Frank Dusek is a second-generation wrestler from one of the most famous wrestling families ever. He had a solid career as a wrestler and later managed several wrestlers to major titles. He also spent time as a broadcaster, promoter and matchmaker. His first memories of the wrestling business are selling programs for his father when he was 4 years old.

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