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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

Conan the Destroyer
(1984)
The Grizzly Six
(2000)
Go for It
Go for It Producer
(1976)
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 1999 Any Given Sunday
Visitor in locker-room (uncredited)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Bombaata
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Other Works:

Mid 1970's: Miller Lite commercial with Ted Cassidy, who played a bartender. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Nobody roots for Goliath.

Trivia:

Had a keen interest in films and shared in this past-time with the likes of 'Hugh Hefner (I)'. He had attended several film festivals to enjoy the limelight of his celebrity. Most notably in 1976, The Festival of Festivals in Toronto, Canada -now known today as the Toronto International Film Festival. He was also a partner in the production company Hundred Point Films, to do his biographic ... See more »

Trademark:

A Gentle Giant

Nickname:

The Big Dipper

Star Sign:

Leo

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