Bill Cayton

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Bill Cayton

Also famous for preserving much of boxing's legacy through his efforts as a film historian and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1918.

Countries: United States (71%), (29%)

Main connections: Vaseline, Journey to the Beginning of Time, Kevin Rooney

Linked to: The Walt Disney Company, Vaseline, Category:University System of Maryland alumni

 

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Bill Cayton was born in 1918 add something


1937

Born in New York City, Cayton graduated from the University of Maryland in 1937 with a degree in chemical engineering and founded his own advertising agency, Cayton Inc., in 1945 add something


1948

He became involved in boxing in 1948 when he created and produced the TV program titled "Greatest Fights of the Century" to promote Vaseline Brand Hair Tonic add something


1957

In 1957, working with director and writer, Fred Ladd, Cayton's company began marketing Russian animated films from the 1940s and 50s, especially those of the famous Soyuzmultfilm studios add something


1960

In 1960 Cayton was joined by boxing historian and film collector Jim Jacobs add something


1966

Journey to the Beginning of Time - In 1966, another version of the film was released in the US by William Cayton whose company had been marketing Russian animated cartoons and feature films from the 1940-'50s, especially those of the famous Soyuzmultfilm studios


1970

His advertising agency remained active until well into the 1970s add something


1977

Cayton is credited with reviving professional pool on television in 1977, producing showcase events which included, among others, the legendary Minnesota Fats - Willie Mosconi title bouts add something


1988

Following Jacobs death in 1988, Cayton managed world champions Tommy Morrison, Vinny Pazienza, and championship contenders Jeremy Williams, Michael Grant, and Omar Sheika among others add something

 

Mike Tyson - In late 1988, Tyson parted with manager Bill Cayton and fired longtime trainer Kevin Rooney, the man many credit for honing Tyson's craft after the death of D'Amato


1998

Cayton sold his film and tape library in 1998 to the Walt Disney Company, which shows many of the titles on its ESPN Classic network add something


Bill Cayton died in 2003 add something


2005

He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005 add something