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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt ChamberlainAKA Wilton Norman Chamberlain

Born: 21-Aug-1936
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 12-Oct-1999
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Cremated (ashes given to family)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Basketball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wilt the Stilt

Father: William Chamberlain (custodian)
Mother: Olivia Chamberlain (domestic worker)
Sister: Barbara Chamberlain Lewis (younger)
Brother: Oliver
Brother: Wilbur
Sister: Selena Chamberlain Gross
Girlfriend: Lynda Huey

    High School: Overbrook High School, Philadelphia, PA (1955)
    University: University of Kansas

    NBA Rookie of the Year 1959/60
    NBA Most Valuable Player 1959/60
    NBA Most Valuable Player 1965/66
    NBA Most Valuable Player 1966/67
    NBA Most Valuable Player 1967/68
    Basketball Hall of Fame 1979
    NBA Top 50 Players
    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
    Funeral: Martin Luther King (1968)
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Diabetes

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Harlem Globetrotters
    Philadelphia Warriors 1959-64
    Philadelphia 76ers 1965-68
    Los Angeles Lakers 1968-73

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Fathers of the Sport (8-Feb-2008) · Himself
    Conan the Destroyer (29-Jun-1984)

Author of books:
Wilt: Just Like Any Other 7-Foot Black Millionaire Who Lives Next Door (1973, memoir)
A View from Above (1992, memoir)


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