|Early in his career, Jerry Mahoney was stricken with a case of
Dutch Elm disease. Paul Winchell hired an 8-year-old Ron Miles
as a temporary replacement. Later that year, little Ron filled
in again when Knucklehead Smith contracted the disease.
||Mohammed Ali was just an attendant in a health club when he met
Ron. After asking the young mans name, Ron laughed, Cassius
Clay? What in the hell kind of name is Cassius Clay?! Beating
the snot out of Ron helped Clay realize his real talent. He changed
his name and rewarded Ron by making him his personal towel jockey.