Wilt Chamberlain (1936–1999)

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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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(2000)
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(1976)
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 1999 Any Given Sunday
Visitor in locker-room (uncredited)
 1992 The Commish (TV Series)
Wilt Chamberlain
- The Wicked Flee (1992) ... Wilt Chamberlain
 1984 Conan the Destroyer
Bombaata
 1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
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- Episode #4.22 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #4.21 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #4.19 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Episode #4.16 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
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Played in professional basketball league in USA as center. He played in several teams such as Philadelphia and the L.A. Lakers. He is the player who got the highest personal score in a game (100 points). 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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Personal Quote:

Nobody roots for Goliath.

Trivia:

Only player to ever score 100 points in a pro game (1962), only by shooting only two point shots because three pointers didn't exist in basketball at the time. See more »

Trademark:

A Gentle Giant

Nickname:

The Big Dipper See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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