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Wilt Chamberlain

Wilton Norman Chamberlain, born in Philadelphia, didn't come from a race of giants as many thought. Both his parents were no bigger than 5-9, but as a young boy he began a growth spurt which would eventually stop when he reached 7-1. That height made him legendary in sports history as arguably the greatest basketball player ever. Chamberlain played at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, and collegiately at Kansas University, where he led the Jayhawks to the NCAA finals. Kansas lost in title game to North Carolina and that game haunted Chamberlain throughout his career and gave birth to the unfair image of him as a "loser." He left Kansas as an underclassman to play professionally for the Harlem Globetrotters, and after a year with them, signed to play with his hometown team in the NBA, the then-named Philadelphia Warriors. With the Warriors he performed some astonishing feats that no NBA player before or since accomplished.

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Aug 21, 1936 In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 1968-01-22
Latest Project:
Movie Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop 2013-08-14
Known For
Poster of The Commish
Poster of Conan the Destroyer
Poster of All Star Secrets
Poster of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Movie Wilt Chamberlain: Borscht Belt Bellhop Wilt Chamberlain 2013-08-14
Movie Fathers of the Sport Himself 2008-02-07
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Movie Conan the Destroyer Bombaata 1984-06-29
Series All Star Secrets 1979-01-08
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 1974-10-31
Series Goober and the Ghost Chasers Unknown 1973-09-08
Series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22