Billie Jean King Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California
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Billie Jean King (born Billie Jean Moffitt in 1943), who was ranked in the top 10 of tennis for 17 years, is the holder of 20 Wimbledon titles (including singles champ six times) and was U.S. champ four times. Credited with establishing the first successful women's professional tennis tour and paving the way for other female athletes, she was the first woman athlete to earn $100,000 in one year (1971). In 1973, 29-year-old King beat 55-year-old Bobby Riggs 6-4,6-3,6-3 in the nationally televised "Battle of the Sexes" to win $100,000 at the Astrodome, spurring new interest in tennis. In 1965, she married Larry King, with whom she founded the unique World Team Tennis, which has a co-ed format that King calls "the future". A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame, King led the U.S. team to a gold medal sweep at the 1996 Olympic Games and continues to coach.
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2013 American Masters (in person), 2013 An Unexpected Win: Title IX and the Pinckney Pirates (in person), 1994 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (in person), 2007 Law & Order (Performer), 2013 Makers: Women Who Make America (in person), 2011 Piers Morgan Tonight (in person), 2008 The Red Dress Collection 2007 Fashion Show (in person), 2007 Props (in person), 2006 2006 Women's World Awards (in person), 2005 Moments That Shook Sport (in person), 2004 Open Access (in person), 2003 Center Court (in person), 2003 Where the Girls Are (in person), 1999 The Howard Stern Radio Show (in person), 1989 Off Your Duff (in person), 1978 All-Star Salute to Women's Sports (in person), 1973 ABC's Wide World of Sports (in person), 2005 Beyond the Glory (Other), 2003 I Love the '70s (Other), 2013 Loose Women (in person), 2013/I Unstoppable (in person), 2001-2013 Charlie Rose (in person), 2012 Venus and Serena (in person), 1975-1979 Dinah! (in person), 2013 The Battle of the Sexes (Producer), 1984 Streetwise (in person), 2013 The Battle of the Sexes (in person), 2008 The Evert Era (in person), 2007 Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team (in person), 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (in person), 2007 The Film Society of Lincoln Center Annual Gala Tribute to Diane (in person), 2006 Legends of Wimbledon: Pete Sampras (in person), 2006 Wimbledon Official Film 2006 (in person), 2003 She Got Game (in person), 1999 Arli$$ (in person), 1993 The Chevy Chase Show (in person), 1973 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (in person), 1973 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1970-1972 The David Frost Show (in person), 2008 Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories (Other), 2006 Video on Trial (Other), 2011 Renée (in person), 2006 World News with Diane Sawyer (in person), 1989 The Pat Sajak Show (in person), 1998 Reputations (Other), 2003 Unforgett_able: The Little Mo Connolly Story (in person), 2013 The ONE Show (in person), 2011 125 Years of Wimbledon: You Cannot Be Serious (in person), 2010 Homecoming with Rick Reilly (in person), 2009 Ugly Betty (in person), 2006 The South Bank Show (in person), 2006 The L Word (in person), 2000 Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America (in person), 1999 Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sports (in person), 1994 Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (in person), 1987 Maestro (in person), 1974 The Annual National Sports Awards (in person), 1989 Later with Bob Costas (in person), 2014 The Battle of the Sexes (in person), 2003 60 Minutes (in person), 2013-2014 The Colbert Report (in person), 2008 The Minerva Awards 2008: Billie Jean King (in person), 2008 Wisdom (in person), 2007 Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York (in person), 2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 1999-2004 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2001 Essence Awards (in person), 2000 Wimbledon: A History of the Championships (in person), 1994 Intimate Portrait (in person), 1980 Good Morning America (in person), 1977 Super Night at Forest Hills (in person), 1974 Dinah's Place (in person), 1973 The Odd Couple (in person), 1973 Bobby Riggs vs. Billie Jean King: Tennis Battle of the Sexes (in person), 2011 McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice (Other), 1981 Showtime Looks at 1981 (Other)

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