Hunks »Ricky Starr

ricki starrOn a recent visit my dad reminisced about Ricky Starr, a ballet dancing wrestler who, despite his fey persona, sent grown, gruff enemies into hysterics of fear with his deadly legs.

While Starr may not be touted as a gay icon (his own sexuality was probably straight) I think it's awesome that he was kicking ass and gained tons of fans while prancing around and acting in the exact way that (still) scares most wrestling fans to death.

Starr was a professional dancer before entering the wrestling game, and you can witness his fancy footwork here.

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Posted on June 22, 2009

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  • From hillcoguy on May 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Houston loved Ricky, he was a real crowd pleaser using his dancing with great comedic skills. This way back in the sixties when wresting was very popular on black and white TV.
    I later saw Ricky on the I love Lucy show where he was Lucy and Ethels favorite but he lost all the time because of his clumsiness. She finally met him at the grocery store and talked him into going to her dance class to learn not to be so clumsy…….the rest was history! Great fun.

  • From BARRY CLEWLOW on December 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Ricky Starr was just great. I remember him in the 60s when me and the lads used to go drinking down the town we made sure we got back home for 4 oclock when the wrestling was on. There were also lots of other great wrestlers in them days, before the likes of Big Daddy and Giant Haystack came along and spoilt it. How anyone can call those two wrestlers I don’t know they were utter rubbish.