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Arthur Ashe (1943–1993)


Arthur Ashe grew up in segregated Richmond, Virgina where he decided to make a career out of tennis where he won his first U.S. Open in 1968, the first ever won by a black player. Ashe firmly established his stardom in 1975 after beating Jimmy Connors to take the Wimbledon title. As a tennis professional, he won three Grand Slam singles titles and... See full bio »

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Known For

Wimbledon '86
Wimbledon '86 Himself - Commentator
(1986)
Change of Heart
Change of Heart Himself
(1987)
A Hard Road to Glory
(1986)
History of Tennis
(1988)

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 1983 The Day After (TV Movie)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ad for Adidas' ATP Collection line of warm-ups and work out clothes (1978).

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price. See more »

Trivia:

Children: (with wife Jeanne) daughter Camera Ashe (adopted, b. December 21, 1986). She was named after her mother's profession. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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