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Billie Jean King

Billie Jean KingAKA Billie Jean Moffitt

Born: 22-Nov-1943
Birthplace: Long Beach, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Tennis
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Defeated Bobby Riggs in '73 Battle of the Sexes

Won 39 Grand Slam titles, and won the heavily-hyped "Battle of the Sexes" against retired male tennis star Bobby Riggs in 1973.

Father: Willard J. Moffitt (firefighter, b. 8-Apr-1918, d. 16-Jun-2006)
Mother: Betty Jerman (Avon lady, b. 26-May-1922, d. 7-Feb-2014)
Brother: Randy Moffitt (pro baseball player, b. 13-Oct-1948)
Husband: Lawrence King ("Larry", attorney, b. 1945, m. 17-Sep-1965, div. 1985)
Mistress: Marilyn Barnett
Girlfriend: Ilana Kloss (professional tennis player, b. 1956, longtime companion)

    High School: Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, CA
    University: California State University Los Angeles
    University: Trinity College
    University: University of Pennsylvania

    Member of the Board of Altria 1999
    Challenger Center for Space Science Education Council of Advisors
    EMILY's List
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1967
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (female) 1973
    Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 1972
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 1987
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1990
    Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1997
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 12-Aug-2009
    Time Person of the Year 1975, American Women
    Abortion 1971
    Risk Factors: Diabetes, Vegetarian

    Show Business: The Road to Broadway (19-Apr-2007) · Herself

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