Chuck Taylor

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Birthday
24, 1901
Birthplace
Azila, IN
Death Date
Jun 23, 1969 (67)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1901
Birthplace
Azila, IN
Death Date
Jun 23, 1969 (67)

About

American basketball player best known as the first celebrity to endorse a line of shoes. Chuck Taylor All-Stars, produced by Converse, became one of the top-selling basketball shoes in history.

Before Fame

He was a standout basketball player in college. He played professionally with the Ft. Wayne and later Detroit Pistons in the industrial league.

Trivia

He teamed with Converse to create a new shoe that he promoted around the country.

Family Life

He married Lucy Kimbrell in 1962. 

Associated With

His sneakers were eclipsed in name recognition by Michael Jordan's eponymous line of Air Jordan sneakers, but not in sales.