Billie Jean King

A champion on the tennis court and for equal rights, Billie Jean King was a true pioneer in the world of sports. She fell in love with tennis as a young girl growing up in Southern California, and went on to dominate ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1943 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

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Billie Jean King 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Venus Vs. 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Renée 2011 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Venus & Serena 2011 (Movie)

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Ugly Betty 2009 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 2007 (Tv Show)

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Props 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The L Word 2006 (Tv Show)

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Arli$$ 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Billie Jean King 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 1999 ESPY Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Breaking Through: The First Superstars 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '97 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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A Passion to Play: Stories of Women in Sports 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Life Remembers 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '92 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Dorf's Family Stump 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '91 (HBO) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '90 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The French Open... A Revolution 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '89 (HBO) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Wimbledon '89 (NBC) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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History of Tennis 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Lady Is a Champ (TV Show)

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Biography

A champion on the tennis court and for equal rights, Billie Jean King was a true pioneer in the world of sports. She fell in love with tennis as a young girl growing up in Southern California, and went on to dominate the sport in the 1960s and 1970s by winning several Grand Slam matches, including the prestigious Wimbledon tournament, as a singles and doubles player. King won a record 20 Wimbledon titles, 13 U.S. Open titles, four at the French Open, and two at the Australian Open. She historically faced off against Bobby Riggs during the 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" match, which ended with King taking home the top prize and gaining respect for female athletes all over the world. She was also one of the first openly gay athletes and continually advocated against discrimination and fought for equality, years after she retired from competitive play. In 2009, King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an honor deservedly bestowed upon a tennis legend and one of the most influential people of the 20th Century.

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