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Rafer Johnson

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Birthday
18, 1934
Birthplace
Hillsboro, TX
DEATH DATE
Dec 2, 2020 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1934
Birthplace
Hillsboro, TX
DEATH DATE
Dec 2, 2020 (86)

About

American Olympic decathlete who won gold in the 1960 Rome Olympics and silver in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He later became a film actor.

Before Fame

Although he was the only African-American kid in town, he was voted class president in his junior and senior year.

Trivia

He went to UCLA, played for the Los Angeles Rams, and was in the Olympics.

Family Life

Had two children with his wife Betsy, whom he married in 1971.

Associated With

John Wooden was his coach when he played at UCLA.

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