Winner of four Grand Slam doubles titles in the 1930's, and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
He lettered for three years at USC and won a singles as well as a doubles NCAA championship.
He is an avid art fan and opened his own gallery, Gene Mako Galleries, in Los Angeles.
His father, Bartholomew Mako, was an alumnus of Budapest Academy of Fine Arts.
He was a wildly successful doubles player with Don Budge.