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March 12, 1989 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Randall (Tex) Cobb, who has followed the confusing career progression of fighter-actor-country western songwriter, is pacing about his modest bungalow. He has gotten on the subject of Earnie Shavers, another retired heavyweight. Cobb, his songwriter wife by his side, has been warm and accommodating up to this point. But the mention of Shavers has made him positively menacing. "That (wimp)!" He suddenly roars, in a room-clearing roar.
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March 12, 1989 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Randall (Tex) Cobb, who has followed the confusing career progression of fighter-actor-country western songwriter, is pacing about his modest bungalow. He has gotten on the subject of Earnie Shavers, another retired heavyweight. Cobb, his songwriter wife by his side, has been warm and accommodating up to this point. But the mention of Shavers has made him positively menacing. "That (wimp)!" He suddenly roars, in a room-clearing roar.
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August 31, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Glenn Ford plays an aging policeman not unlike himself in "Raw Nerve," a murder-mystery being filmed in coastal Alabama. The character, Capt. Gavin, is "just as much like me as possible, I guess. I can't play roles which require me to be someone other than myself," the 74-year-old Canadian-born actor said. Ford said it takes "real nerve" for him to appear before the camera. "I never wanted to be an actor," he said. "I just got lucky." "Raw Nerve" is expected to be released in about a year.
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September 29, 1993 | From Associated Press
Rick (Elvis) Parker, an Orlando, Fla., boxing promoter, has been accused by one of his fighters of fixing up to 12 bouts for such heavyweights as Randall (Tex) Cobb and Mark Gastineau, the former pro football player. According to a story in this week's Sports Illustrated, among the fights fixed by Parker of Orlando were Cobb's first-round knockout of journeyman Sonny Barch on Sept. 15, 1992, and Gastineau's first-round victory against Rick Hoard on the same card. Barch made the accusation.
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June 29, 1991 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Raw Nerve" (selected theaters) is the name of the movie, and that's what it must have taken to put it into release. "Unrelenting terror stalks an all-star cast!" is one of its tag lines. Could any terror be worse than the dread which must have overwhelmed them all--Glenn Ford, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sandahl Bergman, Traci Lords and Randall (Tex) Cobb--when they read this script?
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August 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A heavyweight boxer turned Hollywood actor says the only fights he gets into now are with his wife. "And she wins," Nashville resident Randall (Tex) Cobb said about his wife, Sharon, who's a music producer-writer with their record label and song-publishing company, Heavyweight Titles. Cobb is most remembered for the beating he took from Larry Holmes in a 1982 bout. The fight was so bloody that TV commentator Howard Cosell said it made him quit covering pro boxing.
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