After graduating from Benjamin Franklin High School in 1941, Gallo took a job at the New York Daily News as a copyboy. Service in World War II interrupted his on-the-job training and Gallo joined the Marines in 1942.
Gallo saw combat at four major battles in the Pacific Theater, including Iwo Jima. After the war, he returned to the Daily News as an apprentice in the art department. At this time he also studied at Cartoonists and Illustrators School and later at Columbia University.
Gallo became sports cartoonist at the Daily News in 1960 and his cartoons and columns have entertained and informed millions of readers since. With his innate ability to translate the drama and glory of sport through art, Gallo is one of the most respected journalists in the business.
Gallo has been awarded by the Boxing Writers Association of America with the James J. Walker and A.J. Liebling Awards for his boxing columns.
Born: Dec. 28, 1922
Died: May 10, 2011