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Bill Tilden

AKA William Tatem Tilden II

Born: 10-Feb-1893
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 5-Jun-1953
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure [1]

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Tennis

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner of 21 Grand Slam titles

[1] Coronary thrombosis.

[2] David Drake, "The Trouble with Big Bill", The Advocate, 17 February 2004: "Twice convicted of engaging in sex with teenage boys in the late '40s, Tilden all but vanished from the public consciousness -- and died broke and alone in Hollywood at the age of 60 in 1953. Because of his proclivities, Tilden's story has proved difficult for the gay rights movement to claim."

    High School: Germantown Academy, Germantown, PA
University of Pennsylvania (dropped out)

    Winner, US Open (mixed doubles) 1913
    Winner, US Open (mixed doubles) 1914
    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1918
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1920
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1920
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1921
    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1921
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1921
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1922
    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1922
    Winner, US Open (mixed doubles) 1922
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1923
    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1923
    Winner, US Open (mixed doubles) 1923
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1924
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1925
    Winner, US Open (men's doubles) 1927
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's doubles) 1927
    Winner, US Open (men's singles) 1929
    Winner, Wimbledon (men's singles) 1930
    Winner, French Open (mixed doubles) 1930
    Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor 23-Nov-1946 (7mo prison)
    Violating Probation 28-Jan-1949
    International Tennis Hall of Fame 1959

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