Obituary of Althea Gibson

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Althea Gibson

Althea Neale Gibson (born August 29, 1927 in Clarendon County, South Carolina) was a tennis player and later, golfer who was best known for being one of the first Black athletes to cross the racial/color line of international tennis and for becoming the first African American to win a Grand Slam title. Althea died on September 28, 2003 and her death was because of complications from a bladder and respiratory infection. She died at age 76.

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Althea Gibson Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Gibson, Althea
    • Common Name: Althea Gibson
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Clarendon County, South Carolina, United States
    • Birth Date: August 29, 1927
    • Age: 76 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Active Years: 1950-1958
    • Religion: Jewish
    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Fritos Chips
    • Favorite Color: Yellow (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Althea's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Althea Neale Gibson
    • Father: Daniel Gibson
    • Mother: Annie Bell Gibson (1932-2007)
    • Brother(s):
      • one
    • Sister(s):
      • Mildred Gibson
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Will Darben (married 1965-divorced 1976)
      • Sydney Llewellyn (married 1983-divorced 1988)

Death Notice:

  • Date: September 28 2003 at age 76
  • Place: East Orange, New Jersey, United States
  • Cause of Death: Infection (respiratory and bladder)
  • Interment: Buried at Rosedale Cemetery in Orange, New Jersey, United States

Category Tags:

Tennis PlayerGolfer American Born on August 29th Born in 1927 Born in South Carolina Died in 2003 Died at age 76 Died from Infection

Quotable Quotes:

"Althea Gibson was a trailblazing athlete who shattered racial barriers and left a lasting impact on the world of sports. Her fearless spirit and determination continue to inspire generations, even after her passing. (V)"

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Celebrity Obit Rating: 4 Stars
Wiki Page Updated: 2024-03-04 08:43:05
Author: Stan
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