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Titanic Thompson
(Alvin Clarence Thomas, 1897-1974)
Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson was one of the most famous hustlers/cheaters in history. He was a poker player, golfer, marksman and pool player who combined his skills with being a hustler, card cheat and dice manipulator.

He is best remembered as one of the best proposition bettors who ever lived and many of his exploits have found their way to television shows and movies. The character of Sky Masterson in Damon Runyon's "Guys & Dolls" was said to be based on Thompson.

Books
The Unsinkable Titanic Thompson
A biography on Titanic Thompson by Carlton Stowers which describes many of his adventures and scams.

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Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet On Everything Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet On Everything
A Titanic Thompson book by Kevin Cook which likely gives the best profile of the man.

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The Funeral Of "Titanic" Thompson The Funeral Of "Titanic" Thompson
A Titanic Thompson book by Lowell Douglas where many stories and reminiscences about him are presented.

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Titanic Thompson--Stroke Of Genius Titanic Thompson--Stroke Of Genius
A book by Richard Campbell that revolves around Titanic Thompson's exploits.

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Fast Company: How Six Master Gamblers Defy The Odds--And Always Win Fast Company: How Six Master Gamblers Defy The Odds--And Always Win
A book by Jon Bradshaw that includes a chapter about Titanic Thompson.

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DVDs
Guys & Dolls DVD (1955) Guys & Dolls DVD (1955)
Marlon Brando plays Sky Masterson who was loosely based on Titanic Thompson.

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