Althea Gibson  American Tennis

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Althea Gibson passed away on 28th Sep 2003 aged 76.


Althea Gibson was in relationships with Sydney Llewellyn (1983 - 1988) and Will Darben (1965 - 1976).


Althea Gibson is a 76 year old American Tennis Player. Born on 25th August, 1927 in Silver, SC, she is famous for first African-American woman to win a Grand Slam title in 1956. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Althea Gibson is a member of the following lists: Professional tennis players before the Open Era, Burials at Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, New Jersey and Women autobiographers.


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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 to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam...

    Confirmed Relationships2
    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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