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Wilt Chamberlain (1936–1999)

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 ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dream Girl of '67
Dream Girl of '67 Himself - Bachelor Judge
(1967)
Conan the Destroyer
(1984)
The Shape of Things
(1973)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for VW Volkswagen (1980) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain

Height:

7' 1" (2.16 m)
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Personal Quote:

Nobody roots for Goliath.

Trivia:

Graduate of Overbrook High School in native Philadelphia, and the University of Kansas. See more »

Trademark:

A Gentle Giant

Nickname:

The Big Dipper

Star Sign:

Leo

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