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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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Conan the Destroyer
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 1999 Any Given Sunday
Visitor in locker-room (uncredited)
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
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TV commercial for Reebok (1993) See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Wilt 'The Stilt' Chamberlain


7' 1" (2.16 m)

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Nobody roots for Goliath.


Unanimous First Team All-America (1957, 1958). See more »


A Gentle Giant


The Big Dipper

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