Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson
1927 - 2003

Althea Gibson  American Tennis


Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam...

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Longest Relationship11 yrs
Shortest Relationship5 yrs
Average Relationship Length8 yrs
First Name Althea
Last Name Gibson
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 25th August, 1927
Birthplace Silver, SC
Died 28th September, 2003
Place of Death East Orange, NJ
Cause of Death Circulatory failure
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University Florida A&M University, FL
Occupation Tennis
Claim to Fame first African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title in 1956
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