Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

actor, writer, producer

Wilt Chamberlain was born on Aug 21, 1936 in USA. Wilt Chamberlain's big-screen debut came with Conan the Destroyer directed by Richard Fleischer in 1984, strarring Bombaata.

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 reached 7-1. That height made him legendary in sports history as arguably the greatest basketball player ever. Chamberlain played at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, and collegiately at Kansas University, where he led the Jayhawks to the NCAA finals. Kansas lost in title game to North Carolina and that game haunted Chamberlain throughout his career and gave birth to the unfair image of him as a "loser." He left Kansas as an underclassman to play professionally for the Harlem Globetrotters, and after a year with them, signed to play with his hometown team in the NBA, the then-named Philadelphia Warriors. With the Warriors he performed some astonishing feats that no NBA player before or since accomplished.

  • Birthday

    Aug 21, 1936
  • Place of Birth

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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