Wilton Chamberlain
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Wilton Norman Chamberlain (1936 - 1999)

Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain
Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , , [private brother (1930s - unknown)] and [private sister (1930s - unknown)]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 63 in Bel Air, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Aug 2017
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Son of William Chamberlain and Olivia Ruth Johnson

Never married - he was a lifelong bachelor, reputed to have had sex with as many as 20,000 women in his lifetime.

Wilton played basketball for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Harlem Globetrotters, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

He was considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. He played for a number of teams, including the University of Kansas, the Harlem Globetrotters, the Philadelphia Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers.

He passed away on October 12, 1999. His body was cremated.


  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQJR-G1B : accessed 10 August 2017), Wilton Chamberlin in household of William N Chamberlin, Ward 34, Philadelphia, Philadelphia City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-1149, sheet 6A, line 11, family 27, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3724.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVYQ-SQ22 : 15 September 2016), Wilton Norman Chamberlain, Durham, North Carolina, United States, 13 Oct 1999; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Herald-Sun, The, born-digital text.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 May 2019), memorial page for Wilt Chamberlain (21 Aug 1936–12 Oct 1999), Find A Grave: Memorial #6886, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.

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