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Rafer Johnson

AKA Rafer Lewis Johnson

Born: 18-Aug-1935
Birthplace: Hillsboro, TX
Died: 2-Dec-2020
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Track and Field

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Olympic track and field star

Brother: Jimmy Johnson (NFL hall of famer, b. 31-Mar-1938)
Girlfriend: Gloria Steinem
Wife: Betsy (m. 1971, two children)

    University: University of California at Los Angeles

    Amateur Athletic Foundation Board of Directors
    Close Up Foundation Board of Directors
    Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Board of Directors
    Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
    Special Olympics Board of Governors, Southern California
    Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 1958
    Sullivan Award 1960
    Olympic Gold Medal 1960 (decathalon)
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1960
    US Olympic Hall of Fame 1983
    Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2006

    Licence to Kill (13-Jun-1989) · Mullens
    Think Big (1989)
    The Loneliest Runner (20-Dec-1976) · Himself
    Soul Soldier (16-Dec-1970)
    The Games (9-Jul-1970)
    The Last Grenade (Mar-1970)
    Tarzan and the Jungle Boy (May-1968)
    Tarzan and the Great River (Sep-1967) · Barcuna
    None But the Brave (24-Feb-1965) · Pvt. Johnson
    A Global Affair (30-Jan-1964) · The Nigerian Representative
    Pirates of Tortuga (Oct-1961)
    Wild in the Country (15-Jun-1961)
    The Fiercest Heart (26-Mar-1961)
    The Sins of Rachel Cade (10-Feb-1961)

Author of books:
The Best That I Can Be: An Autobiography (1998, memoir)

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