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Pancho González (I) (1928–1995)

Champion professional tennis player Pancho Gonzales was born Richard Alonzo Gonzales in Los Angeles, California, on May 9, 1928. He began playing tennis at age 12, and--except for a few tips given to him by a friend in high school--never had a tennis lesson in his life. By age 15 he was the top-ranked player in the boys' division in California. He ... See full bio »


(age 67) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Players Miscellaneous Crew
History of Tennis
Once Upon a Wheel
The National Sports Awards
The National Sports Awards Himself - Winner


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 1977 The Goodbye Girl
Mugger (as Poncho Gonzalez)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 1979 Players (tennis choreographer)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (14 credits)
 1997 Kings of the Court (Video)
Himself (as Pancho Gonzales)
 1988 History of Tennis (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Players
Himself (as Pancho Gonzalez)
 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Tennis Pro
- Episode #15.200 (1976) ... Himself - Tennis Pro
 1974 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
 1971 Once Upon a Wheel (Documentary)
 1970 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 13 July 1970 (1970) ... Himself
 1969 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.48 (1969) ... Himself
- Episode #4.42 (1969) ... Himself
 1969 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.30 (1969) ... Himself
 1961 The Bob Hope Show (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- The Bob Hope Buick Sports Awards Show (1961) ... Himself - Guest
 1961 The Annual National Sports Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner
 1961 The National Sports Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Himself - Tennis Star
- Episode #2.21 (1957) ... Himself - Tennis Star
 1955 You Bet Your Life (TV Series)
Himself - Tennis Star
- Episode #6.12 (1955) ... Himself - Tennis Star

Personal Details

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pancho Gonzales | Pancho Gonzalez | Poncho Gonzalez

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Only person to be inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame while still an active player. See more »

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