Did you know that “Leisure Suit Larry” is based on a real man from 1978?

BACHELORIFIC! His name was Laurence Dixon, and he was a well-known playboy in the Chicagoland area. Dixon was well-known for his flashy fashion sense and his love of women. He had a reputation as a wanna-be ladies’ man, always punching above his weight. (Often resulting in a black eye!)

Dixon’s risky, wild lifestyle eventually caught up with him, though, and he found himself run out of town by several angry husbands, barely skipping town with this pants intact.

Laurence later died in 1982, later determined to have died from an undiagnosed sexual disease. He had no children, and no surviving family members.

Real or pixelated — you’re a legend, Larry!