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Willie Shoemaker (1931–2003)

Texas-born Willie Shoemaker is recognized as the most successful jockey in racing history. Winning his first race in 1949 at age 18, by the time of his retirement in 1990 he had racked up 8,833 victories - among them four Kentucky Derbies, five Belmont Stakes and three Preakness Stakes, with his winnings totaling well over $123 million. One of his ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Ed Sullivan Show
(1955)
Tattletales
Tattletales Himself
(1975)
The Way It Was
The Way It Was Himself
(1976)
The Dean Martin Show
(1973)

Filmography

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 2001 ESPN SportsCentury (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Willie Shoemaker (2001) ... Himself
- Seattle Slew (2001) ... Himself
 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.126 (1989) ... Himself
 1988 A.M. Los Angeles (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #18.5 (1988) ... Himself
 1987 War of the Stars (TV Series) (1987)
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
Himself
- Sports Fantasy (1986) ... Himself
 1970-1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself / Himself - Guest
- Episode #18.99 (1979) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode #15.219 (1976) ... Himself
- Episode #12.74 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #12.50 (1973) ... Himself
- Episode #10.239 (1971) ... Himself
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Himself
- Harry's Doll (1979) ... Himself (uncredited)
 1976 The Way It Was (TV Series)
Himself
- Swaps vs. Nashua (1976) ... Himself
 1975 Tattletales (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.56 (1975) ... Himself (as Willie & Babs)
- Episode #3.55 (1975) ... Himself (as Willie & Babs)
- Episode #3.54 (1975) ... Himself (as Willie & Babs)
- Episode #3.53 (1975) ... Himself (as Willie & Babs)
- Episode #3.52 (1975) ... Himself (as Willie & Babs)
 1973 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Celebrity Roast: Wilt Chamberlain (1973) ... Himself
 1971-1972 Laugh-In (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #5.24 (1972) ... Himself
- Episode #5.7 (1971) ... Himself
- Episode #5.2 (1971) ... Himself
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #3.40 (1970) ... Himself
 1970 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #7.13 (1970) ... Himself (as Bill Shoemaker)
 1968 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #2.173 (1968) ... Himself
 1965 That Regis Philbin Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #1.64 (1965) ... Himself
 1956 Races to Remember (Documentary short)
Himself
 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode #8.49 (1955) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(early 80s) PSA TV spot for NASA with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Willie & Babs | Bill Shoemaker

Height:

4' 11" (1.5 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Led all American jockeys in wins five times: 1950, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959. See more »

Nickname:

The Shoe

Star Sign:

Leo

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