From Wausau to Hollywood: Elroy Hirsch’s journey from the playing field to the movie set

January 6th, 2016
"Crazylegs" starring Elroy Hirsch

Badger football fanatics are likely familiar with the legacy of Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch, a star for UW (Madison) and its eventual Director of Athletics. Less known is Hirsch’s second act: a short but sweet career in Hollywood. His star ascended with Crazylegs (1953), a film based on his own life, and would rise even further with Unchained (1955).

Read more about Hirsch’s intriguing career on Tumblr – Found in the University Archives. On, Wisconsin!