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Wrestler: "Dandy" Jack Donovan
Real Name: Joe Jack Dunnavant
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Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Marital Status: Formerly with Verne Bottoms
Now Married to Shirley
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Notable Feuds: Lorenzo Parente
Chuck Karbo
Danny Hodge


  • Jack Donovan was a long-time heel Southeastern wrestler and manager in the 60s and 70s..
  • 1968: Jack Donavan caused a riot during a match with Danny Hodge in Oklahoma City and had to fight their way to the locker-room..
  • ~~~Both wrestlers likewise received minor knife wounds that required a trip to the emergency room at the local hospital!
  • Jack Donovan formed a successful tag team with Handsome Ronnie Reed (Ron Read aka Buddy Colt)..
  • Jack Donovan's valet/manager, Verne Bottoms, was also his common law wife...
  • November 27, 2004: Jack Donovan passed away at the age of 76 after an accident at a construction site he was working at..
  • ~~~In a shocking twist, Jack Donovan had recently winning a very serious battle with Cancer..


    Bill Sellier wrote: Jack Donovan's real, legal name was Joe Jack Dunnavant, not John Dunnivant. I was a long-time friend of his, and am still close friends with his widow, Shirley, who resides in Montgomery, Alabama