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Wilt Chamberlain (Wilton Norman Chamberlain)

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Biography

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Wilton Norman Chamberlain was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Olivia Ruth (Johnson), a domestic worker, and William Chamberlain, a welder, custodian, and handyman. Wilt 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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Visitor in locker-room

Any Given Sunday 1999

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The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Family Feud 1976

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Laugh-In 1967

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Dinah's Place 1970

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Character: Bombaata

Conan the Destroyer 1984

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Writing