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Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956 she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. "She is one of the greatest players who ever lived," said Robert Ryland, a tennis contemporary and former coach of Venus and Serena Williams. "Martina couldn't touch her. I think she'd beat the Williams sisters." In the early 1960s she also became the first black player to compete on the women's professional golf tour.At a time when racism and prejudice were widespread in sports and in society, Gibson was often compared to Jackie Robinson. "Her road to success was a challenging one," said Billie Jean King, "but I never saw her back down." "To anyone, she was an inspiration, because of what she was able to do at a time when it was enormously difficult to play tennis at all if you were black," said former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. "I am honored to have followed in such great footsteps," wrote Venus Williams. "Her accomplishments set the stage for my success, and through players like myself and Serena and many others to come, her legacy will live on." Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 25, 1927
Birth place: Silver, South Carolina, USA
Death date: 2003-09-28
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Profession:Actress
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Inducted into the Florida A&M University Sports Hall of Fame in 1976 (inaugural class).
2Pictured on a nondenominated USA commemorative postage stamp in the Black Heritage series, issued 23 August 2013. Price of the stamp on date of issue was 46¢.
3Inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2009.
4Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 200-202. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
5Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971.
6Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2001.
7Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1957 & 1958
8Born at 9:00 am - EDT


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Player1992Althea Gibson (uncredited)
The Horse Soldiers1959Lukey

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Masters2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1974TV SeriesHerself - Ex Tennis Champ
About Faces1960TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1959TV SeriesHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1958-1959TV SeriesHerself / Singer and Tennis Player
Person to Person1959TV Series documentaryHerself
What's My Line?1958TV SeriesHerself - Mystery Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - at Tennis Match
The Journey of the African-American Athlete1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Rock 'n' Roll Years1985TV SeriesHerself

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