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Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950's. Say the name Althea Gibson to most people and... See more »

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Directed by

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Rex Miller

Produced by

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William Ackman ... executive producer
Mariusz Adamski ... associate producer
John Amos ... executive producer
Paul Baldessarre ... associate producer
Christopher Behlau ... associate producer
Derek Britt ... consulting producer
Nancy Buirski ... producer
Jennifer Cromling ... associate producer
Elisabeth Haviland James ... producer
Billie Jean King ... executive producer
Rex Miller ... producer
Lia Walton ... associate producer
Courtney Williams ... associate producer

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David Majzlin

Cinematography by

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Rex Miller

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Elisabeth Haviland James
Tom Vickers ... (as Thomas Vickers)

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Ted Roach ... additional editor
Alan Maynard ... colorist (uncredited)

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David Ryder

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Beth Giles
David Ryder

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Wade Wilson ... sound designer

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Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950's. Say the name Althea Gibson to most people and you'll met a blank stare. However, no player overcame more obstacles to become a champion, the first African-American to play and win at Wimbledon and Forest Hills, a decade before the great Arthur Ashe, only to be shunned by the Tennis Establishment. He roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration north to Harlem, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, her fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring the story into a much broader realm of African-American History. Written by Anonymous

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  • Althea (United States)
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  • 83 min
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Budget $700,000 (estimated)

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