The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.

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Wilma Rudolph
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Blanche Rudolph
Jason Bernard ...
Coach Temple
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Ed Rudolph
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Robert Eldridge, age 18
Charles Blackwell ...
Coach Gray
Norman Matlock ...
Dr. Gordon
Larry Scott ...
Robert Eldridge, age 12
Réjane Magloire ...
Wilma, age 12
Piper Carter ...
Wilma, age 4
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Mae Faggs (as Paulette Pearson)
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Martha Hudson
Stacy Green ...
Tootie
Dury Cox ...
Pappy Marshall
Roger Askew ...
Dr. Williams
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The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.

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A true story of one of America's greatest Olympic Athletes.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

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19 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Wilma Rudolph, die schwarze Gazelle  »

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It was on this shoot that future spouses Denzel Washington and Pauletta Washington (nee Pearson) first met. See more »

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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.9 (2015) See more »

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The 23 Year Old Denzel Washington
3 April 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Having graduated from university and spent a year learning drama, the 23 year old Denzel Washington landed his screen debut as an 18 year old athlete in 'Wilma'. He did not have the sexy appeal then that women associate him with now, but it was the beginning of his screen career.


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