Talk:Althea Gibson

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Age fabrication says she "has been rumored to actually be several years older. These claims are severe, as Gibson played in many juvenile tennis tournaments that she would have been unable to play in at an older age." I see no mention of this on her own article but the claim is not true. The 1930 census, taken in April, lists her as being 2 years, 8 months old. Questors 04:14, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

althea gibson death[edit]

died on September 28, 2003.


Please provide sources, either for an age debate and/or for the date of death. -- Mjquin_id (talk) 05:25, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

interesting?[edit] Snori (talk) 00:40, 6 October 2010 (UTC)


My rewrite on this article is just about complete, and after a few more citation tweaks and other minor fixes, I'm going to submit it for promotion to Good Article status. If anyone has any further improvements to suggest, now would be the time. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 01:50, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

And apropos the above -- I've never been a big fan of the "Grand Slam singles tournament timeline" box in any of the tennis articles, because they're confusing and don't improve the articles. The one is this article is especially confusing and useless. Would anyone object if I removed it? DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 14:02, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

  • I've got to agree, it isn't adding anything here whatsoever. Courcelles 04:41, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
I find it useful in showing how a player's career with respect to the Grand Slam events progressed, but it needs a fuller legend. Tewapack (talk) 05:19, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

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US State abbreviations[edit]

I feel the MoS should give some guidance on these. They are not widely understood outside the United States, so should be written in full the first time or omitted (we don't usually need to be told e.g. that Philadelphia is in PA). I was about to leave a note at the MoS: they are a special case of abbreviations. Rothorpe (talk) 02:44, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

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