Bill Russell

Basketball Player

Birthday February 12, 1934

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace West Monroe, LA

DEATH DATE Jul 31, 2022 (88)

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About

Legendary center who was a 5-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star selection. He led the Boston Celtics to an astounding 11 Championships from 1957 to 1969. 

Before Fame

He played alongside future MLB great Frank Robinson on the Heritage High School basketball team in Oakland, California.

Trivia

He won two NCAA Championships at the University of San Francisco and a gold medal with Team USA at the 1956 Olympics.

Family Life

He married Rose Swisher, his college sweetheart, in 1956. The couple divorced in 1973. He was then married to Dorothy Anstett from 1977 to 1980 and Marilyn Nault from 1996 to 2009.

Associated With

He played alongside star point guard Bob Cousy for a number of years on the Celtics.