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The term Dynasty might have never applied to Basketball had it not been for Bill Russell. In the History of professional sports there has never been an athlete who has more accolades or championships, in other words Bill Russell is not only a champion, but he is perhaps the definition of a champion. Bill Russell did not create the first basketball ... See full bio »

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Known For

(1981)
Miami Vice Judge Roger Ferguson
(1986)
It Takes a Thief George the Butler
(1968)
Love, American Style Mayfield (segment "Love and the Flunky")
(1973)

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 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Judge Roger Ferguson
- The Fix (1986) ... Judge Roger Ferguson (as William F. Russell)
 1981 On the Right Track
Robert
 1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mayfield (segment "Love and the Flunky")
 1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #5.2 (1971) ... Guest Performer
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Male Teacher #1
- The Sesame Street Rumble (1971) ... Male Teacher #1
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
George the Butler
- The Thingamabob Heist (1968) ... George the Butler (as William 'Bill' Russell)
 1967 Cowboy in Africa (TV Series)
Jasiri / the ranch hand
- The Time of the Predator (1967) ... Jasiri / the ranch hand
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Other Works:

(book) "Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Champion" (with David Falkner [contributor]). New York: Penguin USA, 2001. ISBN 0525945989 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

William 'Bill' Russell | William F. Russell

Height:

6' 9½" (2.07 m)
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After Red Auerbach retired as Celtics' coach in 1966, Russell became player-coach, thereby becoming the first ever African-American to direct a team in a professional sports league. Led the Celtics to NBA titles in 1967-1968 and 1968-1969. See more »

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Aquarius

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